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Dozens of octopuses have crawled onto a Welsh beach - video

Dozens of octopuses have been spotted after they crawled out of the water on the Welsh coast. A total of around 20 creatures were counted as they left the sea depths. The animals appeared after dusk on land at New Quay, Ceredigon. Brett Stones, who leads SeaMor Dolphin Watching Boat Trips, caught one live Eledone
Published: September 7, 2018 - 17:41
Updated: July 22, 2023 - 17:13
Dozens of octopuses have crawled onto a Welsh beach – video

Dozens of octopuses have been spotted after they crawled out of the water on the Welsh coast. A total of around 20 creatures were counted as they left the sea depths. The animals appeared after dusk on land at New Quay, Ceredigon.

Brett Stones, who leads SeaMor Dolphin Watching Boat Trips, caught one live Eledone cirrhosa octopus and also photographed several others that were already dead.

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We went down the beach yesterday to watch the octopus that are coming ashore at night. We collected the ones that were totally out of the water, and plopped them back in at the end of the pier, hopefully saving them from getting stranded. If you’re around over the next few evenings, get in touch and we’ll let you know where to go.

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Published by SeaMôr Dolphin Watching Boat Trips New Quay Saturday 28 October 2017

[blockquote style=”2″]”They were coming out of the water and crawling on the beach. We don’t really know what is causing this problem. Perhaps it is because the sea has been quite rough recently, but I have never seen anything like this before. A friend of mine said a similar situation happened the night before as well,” Stones told Wales Online.[/blockquote]

James Wright, of the National Marine Aquarium in Plymouth, told the Daily Telegraph that the number of octopuses found was “quite strange” and suggested there was “something wrong with them”.

As the area where this strange behaviour occurred overlaps with two zones affected by the so-called low pressure depressions and accompanying storms Ofelia and Brian, it can be assumed that things are connected.

Scientists speculate that the animals may have been injured by the harsh weather or there may be sensitivity to the change in atmospheric pressure.

Source: theguardian.com

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