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Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsZoology · 2 months ago

How strong are the suckers on a octopus? 😊?

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  • 2 months ago
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    Just as octopi come in all sizes, the suckers vary in size.  They can be quite tiny to almost a half foot across on giant beasts.  The force can vary.  Even a mid sized octopus can be quite difficult to get off a diver's face mask.  If many arms are attached, that is a real danger.

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  • 2 months ago

    They're strong enough to pry open a shellfish that's pretty powerful

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    The pressure difference between the water and the interior of a sucker is 100 Pa and the area of a sucker is 0.04m^2 so the force of suck is 4N. 

    I made those numbers up

    • SPQRALAN3 weeks agoReport

      I answered this question until Yahoo deleted my account for "violating terms of service" with no explaination as to how.

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