Print Octopuses Reading Comprehension with Sixth Grade Work
Print Octopuses Reading Comprehension
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1 A long, long time ago, sailors told tales about a ship being attacked by a giant, multi-armed sea monster during one stormy night. The sea monster wrapped its long arms around the ship and tried to bring it down into the deep sea. Nobody on board survived, and the ship simply vanished! What was this horrifying sea monster? We believe that octopuses or giant squids might have stirred someone's imagination to create this imaginary beast!
2 There are over 150 different species of octopuses in the world. They all live in the ocean. Octopuses are not fish. They belong to the family of mollusks. Other family members include squids, cuttlefish, snails, oysters, clams, and slugs.
3 Octopuses have very soft, flexible, bag-like bodies that we often mistake as their heads. Each of their eight arms has rows of suction cups that can keep a good grip on any object or surface. What happens if octopuses lose one of their arms? Well, they will just grow a new one!
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