Storm leaves cuttlefish graveyard - Great Yarmouth Mercury

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  1. octobot

    octobot Robotic Staff Staff Member Robotic Staff

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    Storm leaves cuttlefish graveyard
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    [SIZE=-1]For hundreds of cuttlebones, the remnants of cuttlefish, have been washed ashore at Happisburgh, to the north-west of the metal beach access steps. ...[/SIZE]
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    Sad, hopeful, interesting -
     
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    I don't think the cuttlebones were thought to be signs of death from the storm, just signs that there is a breeding ground with a good population (that was feared dwindling) so I took the report to be nothing but positive.
     
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    Hmm, maybe - sounded like an unusual mass-death event to me (not necessarily from the storm)...? *shrug* But yes, a positive sign that they're out there (...or at least they were... not enough info I'm afraid)
     
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    I do wish they would post something about the octopuses in Portugal though. So far I can only find references to the initial die-off
     
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    I don't think the storm is the culprit either, it probably just pushed them off the bottom and onto the shore...
     

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