Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Oh my... The invasion of the Octopi!

Swarms of Octopus Are Taking Over the Oceans:

That is interesting. I had not heard Octopuses (octopi) were the "weeds" of the oceans. But it is interesting to find larger animals that can be a litmus test of the ocean environment.

Oceans are not sucking up CO2 at the same rate as they used to. Acidification is moving up quickly. Reefs are under massive threat.

Weeds are mother natures way of getting something growing in bad soil and going in destroyed areas.

Here's the original study in Scientific America:
Octopus and Squid Populations Exploding Worldwide
Fast-breeding cephalopods exploit gaps left by extreme climate change and overfishing 

By Alexander ArkhipkinThe Conversation on May 25, 2016

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