Octopus ancestors lived before era of dinosaurs, study showsMarch 8, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists have found the oldest known ancestor of octopuses – an approximately 330 million-year-old fossil unearthed in Montana.
The researchers concluded the ancient creature lived millions of years earlier than previously believed, meaning that octopuses originated before the era of dinosaurs.
9 brains, 3 hearts: Some wild facts about octopusesJanuary 22, 2019 GMT
BOSTON (AP) — Mythology and superstition have portrayed octopuses as alien beings or evil creatures dwelling in the terrifying dark depths of oceans...
About 1,000 brooding octopuses found off California coastOctober 30, 2018 GMT
MONTEREY, Calif. (AP) — Scientists exploring the sea floor off the coast of central California for deep-water coral and sponges instead found an unprecedented sight: Hundreds of octopuses tucked between rocks with their tentacles inverted and covering groups of white eggs — a posture that is common among brooding females...
Scientists find tiny baby octopus floating on Hawaii trashOctober 25, 2018 GMT
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii scientists found two tiny baby octopuses floating on plastic trash they were cleaning up as they monitored coral reefs...
South Korean sentenced in ‘octopus death’ schemeOctober 11, 2012 GMT
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A report says a South Korean man who blamed a live octopus for the death of his girlfriend has been sentenced to life in prison for killing her.
Yonhap news agency says police had initially concluded in 2010 that the man's girlfriend suffocated while swallowing an entire octopus that stuck in her throat.