Octopus deaths not unusual - Otago Daily Times

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Octopus deaths not unusual
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[SIZE=-1][image]Otago Harbour octopuses are losing their grip as winter sets in, leaving jellied carcasses clumped along the rocky shores of Dunedin.[/SIZE]
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Jean,
Do you see any indication that there are more than usual this year? The article was more than a little vague.
 

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Nah! There were no more or less than any other year, but the die off was later than usual because the cold snap was later. There is a correlation between frost and the die off. Interesting that they contacted Prof Jillet, he's a plankton biologist!!! Although he has IMMENSE stores of knowledge and was one of my very favourite teachers. :biggrin2:
 

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