The octopus is a stealthy predator, catching, stinging and crushing its prey – crabs, mollusks and crayfish – with its eight legs. The sensory receptors at the bottom of their suckers allow them to taste whatever they touch. The octopus also has 3 hearts: two hearts pump the blood through the gills while the third pumps blood, which is blue, though the rest of the body.
While the octopus is one of the most prevalent underwater creatures in Bermuda, it is rarely seen due to its excellent camouflage skills. There are two species found in Bermuda, octopus macropus and octopus vulgaris.