Octopuses in Hot Water – level 2

22-05-2018 07:00

Experts discovered hundreds of octopuses near a deep-sea vent off the coast of Costa Rica. The female octopuses are nursing their eggs there.

This genus of octopuses are typically loners, so it was surprising to see them grouped together. Moreover, the hot rocks and water near the vent is not a good place for the eggs. An expert from a museum in Chicago does not believe that the baby octopuses can survive.

Scientists do not know why the mother octopuses laid their eggs near the vent.

Difficult words: vent (an opening from which hot water rises), nurse verb (take care of), genus (a family of animals which are similar).

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