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Blue Ring Octopus Necklace

Planet Love Life

  • $ 20.00


Blue Ring Octopus Necklace

At first glance, the blue-ringed octopus looks perfectly innocuous. Its psychedelic coloring and pint-sized packaging make it seem more adorable than alarming. But don’t let its cuddly exterior fool you: this tiny octopus can kill you. And quickly.

Native to the Pacific Ocean, the blue-ringed octopus can be found in the soft, sandy bottom of shallow tide pools and coral reefs. When not seeking food or a mate, blue-ringed octopuses often hide in crevices, shells or marine debris. If you catch them outside of their cozy hiding spots, it’s easy to see how the animal gets its name: when threatened, bright blue rings appear all over its body as a warning signal to potential predators.

Although all octopuses (as well as cuttlefish and some squid) are venomous, the blue-ringed octopus is in a league of its own. Its venom is 1,000 times more powerful than cyanide, and this golf-ball sized powerhouse packs enough venom to kill 26 humans within minutes. It’s no surprise that it’s recognized as one of the most dangerous animals in the ocean.

(Source: https://oceanconservancy.org/blog/2017/03/13/the-blue-ringed-octopus-small-but-deadly/)

blue ring octopus

Planet Love Life marine debris awareness necklaces are made with recycled fishing line, recovered during beach cleanup projects. These necklaces come with a Planet Love Life silver colored charm, hanging inside a recycled glass ring. The glass rings are made from recycled bottles collected during beach cleanup projects and donated by local organizations in the Bahamas. Specifically, these rings are handcrafted by a talented artist and individual living on the island of Eleuthera in the Bahamas. Her name is Katiana Evans and she sells handmade jewelry at her shop called the "Blue Seahorse" located in Rock Sound, Eleuthera. You can visit her facebook page for more information about Katiana and the Blue Seahorse gift shop. CLICK HERE 


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