[10-8-2022] Microsoft Rewards Bing Homepage Quiz Question: The glass octopus is among the smallest octopus species. What is the largest?
The given options are:
- Yellow octopus
- Southern giant octopus
- Giant Pacific octopus
Correct Answer: Giant Pacific octopus
Fact: The giant Pacific octopus (Enteroctopus dofleini) is a large marine cephalopod belonging to the genus Enteroctopus. It can be found from the intertidal zone down to 2,000m, and is best adapted to cold, oxygen-rich water. The giant Pacific octopus is widely considered to be the biggest species, with an average length of 14 feet. They can weigh up to 100 pounds—although the largest known specimen was 600 pounds and 30 feet long. The giant Pacific octopus is considered to be long-lived compared to other species, with lifespans typically 3–5 years in the wild. Many other octopuses go through a complete life cycle in one year, from egg to end of life. They prey upon shrimp, crabs, scallops, abalone, cockles, snails, clams, lobsters, fish, squid, and other octopuses. (Some believe the seven-arm octopus of the Atlantic is even larger, but so little is known about it that the crown is given to the giant Pacific octopus.)
All three questions from today’s Bing Homepage Quiz are below. You can find their answers by visiting these pages.
- What kind of deep-dwelling octopus is this?
- The glass octopus is among the smallest octopus species. What is the largest?
- How long do octopuses live?