The Weird and Wonderful Octopird!

By James Miller

The Octopird is a very strange and amazing animal. It lives only in the Indian Ocean and has only been seen a handful of times in the past 100 years. This creature has both wings and tentacles. This allows it to have incredible dexterity and added travel speed from the flapping strength of it's wings.
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The Life Cycle of the Octopird

The Octopird is a very strange and amazing animal. It lives only in the Indian Ocean and has only been seen a handful of times in the past 100 years. This Octobird has both wings and tentacles. These allow it to move at a high speeds in the water to chase prey and get away from predators. The female Octopird lays it's eggs in underwater caves and watches over the eggs until they hatch. The young Octopirds will then spend the next year of their lives under the care of their Mother. She will teach them to hunt and fight. In a year, when the young Octopirds are mature, they will leave their home and live by themselves. Once the Mother's job of raising the young is complete she will then die. This is the life cycle of the female Octopird as we know it. Studying the bones in past nesting areas has shown that the Octopird's main diet is fish and oysters. The Octopird's strong beak is the perfect tool for opening the oysters.

The Environment of the Octopird: The Indian Ocean

The Indian ocean is the perfect environment for the Octopird. The Indian Ocean is located between Africa and Austral-Asia. The Indian Ocean is the warmest ocean in the world. This makes it a good home to many sea creatures. The waters of the Indian Ocean are the largest breeding grounds in the world for Humpback whales. It is also home to dolphins, giant sea turtles and many species of fish. The Indian ocean's coral reefs are excellent homes for sponges, worms, crabs, mollusks, sea urchins, brittle stars, starfish, and small, colorful reef fish. Plants in the Indian Ocean are few, but include sea weed, eelgrass and phytoplankton.

Sources used...

"Animals in the Indian Ocean and What They Eat" by Laura Wood

http://www.ehow.com/info_8127866_animals-indian-ocean-eat.html


"What Plants grow in the Indian Ocean?" by Irum Sarfaraz

http://www.ehow.com/list_6651582_plants-grow-indian-ocean_.html


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