Octopus deaths not unusual - Otago Daily Times

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  1. octobot

    octobot Robotic Staff Staff Member Robotic Staff

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  2. DWhatley

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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. :grin:
     
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