My brother's stepdaughter wrote a kids' book
that will be published next fall:
The Benefits of Being an Octopus
by Ann Braden
I asked her if she has an answer for your
This is my answer:
1. I searched in google.com for answers to your
question: "What do octopus do during the night
One answer was for "Do octopuses sleep?"
It said that scientists haven't been able to
figure out whether animals without backbones
sleep, but now they're starting to figure it out.
They see brain waves in octopuses that are
like ours when we're dreaming!
Another answer was for: "Why Do Octopuses
Remind Us So Much of Ourselves?"
It said that octopuses will look us in the
eye which is an unusual thing for animals to do
2. I thought maybe you wanted to know whether
octopuses are active in the day or in the night,
so I googled: "octopus circadian rhythm".
'Circadian rhythm' is the pattern of sleeping and
being awake during 24 hrs of day and night.
Scientists are finding that octopuses don't
seem to show clear behavior of sleeping at night
or sleeping in the day. Octopuses seem to be
a little more active at night, but they
don't seem to have strong cycles of sleeping at
night and being awake in the day, the way some
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