Interesting San Diego Faces
This photo was taken at the Birch Aquarium at Scripps in La Jolla. The Aquarium is the public outreach center for the Scripps Institute of Oceanography at the University of California in San Diego. These fascinating creatures are found in the deep dark recesses of the Pacific Ocean. There are some interesting things about this creature you may not know.
All known varieties are venomous, while only a few varieties have enough venom to injur or kill a human ( at least with their venom). They inject this venom through a beak like mouth on the side of the head. The female can lay tens of thousands of eggs during their week or two fertile time. The Octopus is equipped with an Ink Sac that it spews out when it feels threatened. The main purpose is to conceal it while it escapes from a threat. The Octopus suckers are arranged in two rows down each of their eight arms. Various species have more or less suckers which helps to define the species. The Octopus has large rigid eyes with horizontal pupils and they can see the same things upside down as right side up.
Interesting San Diego Faces is a series about the many faces that make up the beauty of San Diego. While I could choose so many notorious citizens that live here, I choose only those that entertain us with their innocence and vibrancy.
San Diego has many faces that are celebrated in the news, my faces are the special ones that touch our hearts in a different way. While it is true that most of the faces I choose are not the human kind, they still touch our lives in magical ways and express the feelings found and shared in our wonderful city.
Let's just say, it is their turn to enjoy their 15 minutes in the spotlight.