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Dumbo Octopus

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Dumbo Octopus
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A Short Reader

Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 5 to 6
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   5.07

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    namesake, well-known, siphon, benthic, appear, such, extend, itself, huge, often, search, which, above, speed, third, through


Dumbo Octopus
By Sheri Skelton
  

1     Dumbo the elephant was well-known for his huge ears. Like its namesake, the Dumbo octopus has what appear to be two giant ears. They are attached to the octopus's body, which resembles a huge head. The attachments aren't really ears but fins. The two fins extend from each side of the body just above the octopus's eyes.
 
2     The Dumbo octopus moves itself through the water by flapping its fins. It also swims by waving its eight webbed arms. A third way the octopus moves itself is by shooting water through a siphon on its body. The Dumbo octopus is a very good swimmer. It can speed away quickly when predators are in pursuit.

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