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Thread: Mass Octopus Deaths in Portugal - so weird!

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    Mass Octopus Deaths in Portugal - so weird!

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/8438477.stm

    Thousands of octopus wash up dead on 5 mile stretch of Portugal beach.

    No cause is known as yet.

    The photos - some are small (young) and some are good sized! So strange!
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    That's really weird. Poor octopuses.

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    if it´s just affecting octopuses... could it be what they ate??
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    Thats sad Hope they find the cause of it.
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    How sad Some of them look like babies.
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    How strange that there were so many together, I always thought of octopuses as quite solitary creatures. Surely for them all to be washed up in one go, they would have been gathered together somehow?

    I do hope that an act of mankind was not the cause of their deaths...

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    Birds in the USA & Italy, whales in New Zealand and Italy, Octopus in New Zealand...scarey, isn't it?

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    Oh these poor intelligent creatures. It's so sad.

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    I wonder if it was some storm or sudden change in water temperature, with La Niña and the North Atlantic Oscillation both at work this season, there's "lot of weather" happening.

    Here's a story explaining that part ...
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