The Hearts of an Octopus

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The Hearts of an Octopus

Fun Fact- an octopus has multiple hearts.

Fun Fact- an octopus has multiple hearts.

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Fun Fact- an octopus has multiple hearts.

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Fun Fact- an octopus has multiple hearts.

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An octopus has three hearts. Two of the hearts pump blood to the gills while the third pumps blood throughout the body. When an octopus swims, its heart stops. This is why they prefer crawling over swimming.

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