Octopus Taking Over the Oceans?

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Scientists are seeing a marked increase in the ocean’s cephalopod population. Scientists are not sure as to the cause or whether their “boom” will last, but either way this makes for great siting opportunities for all watchful divers!

An analysis published today in Current Biology indicates that numerous species across the world’s oceans have increased in numbers since the 1950s.

“The consistency was the biggest surprise,” said lead study author Zoë Doubleday of the University of Adelaide. “Cephalopods are notoriously variable, and population abundance can fluctuate wildly, both within and among species.”