Dozens of octopuses spotted crawling out of the sea on Welsh beach

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(Oct 31, 2017 04:37 PM)Secular Sanity Wrote:
(Oct 31, 2017 10:47 AM)RainbowUnicorn Wrote: We don’t quite know what’s causing it," Mr Stones.

They're hunting.


"Hope remains eternal of the genre's prized, fully land-adapted octopus trope being real somewhere." --Thaddeus Izzerscrinch

Why aliens look like octupuses

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At least The Independent has the plural of octopus spelled correctly.
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(Oct 31, 2017 07:23 PM)Zinjanthropos Wrote: At least The Independent has the plural of octopus spelled correctly.

Leaving it as trigger for inspiring side-effect: Any aliens would need a different spelling anyway, though not applicable in that typo's usage.

Physics dot org (in title and url):
New evidence suggests octupuses aren't loners
https://phys.org/news/2017-09-evidence-o...oners.html

Repeated at Bioengineer dot org:
New Evidence Suggests Octupuses Aren’t Loners
https://bioengineer.org/new-evidence-sug...nt-loners/

Here's a typo or misspelling (in title and url) that was even made when trying to address a supposed incorrect plural, but the latter is actually debatable or an accepted alternate ("octopi" affected as well):
Octupuses, not octupi
https://kimmarla.com/octupuses-not-octupi/

TV station (in title and url):
Rare video of octupuses on beach
http://www.ktnv.com/now-trending/rare-vi...s-on-beach

Standard Examiner (title and url):
Ability to rewrite RNA hints at why octupuses, squids are clever
http://www.standard.net/National/2017/04...are-clever

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(Oct 31, 2017 04:37 PM)Secular Sanity Wrote:
(Oct 31, 2017 10:47 AM)RainbowUnicorn Wrote: We don’t quite know what’s causing it," Mr Stones.

They're hunting.

ah~ha ! thanks good point.
possibly pre mating season too if its group/species/speciation like behaviour .. ?
or pre-storm maybe... seasonal possibly...

with the age of cameras on every phone & every person with a phone these types of things become documented & global when previousely they wouldbe a dinner table conversation & then dismissed.
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Quote:with the age of cameras on every phone & every person with a phone these types of things become documented & global when previousely they wouldbe a dinner table conversation & then dismissed.

RU.... I think that is a valid point. I remember when I first bought my mini iPad. Took it on a trip to BC and while on a ferry ride from the mainland to Victoria I used it to to record two pods of orca, several individual orca and many Dall's porpoises. I thought nothing of it until this elderly aboriginal fellow came up to me and said he's been riding the ferries for over 30 years and couldn't remember a trip quite like this one because normally they never see anything. Just luck some times. Ironically while in Victoria we went whale watching and never saw a whale. I still have the rain checks they handed us.
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(Nov 1, 2017 12:49 PM)Zinjanthropos Wrote:
Quote:with the age of cameras on every phone & every person with a phone these types of things become documented & global when previousely they wouldbe a dinner table conversation & then dismissed.

RU.... I think that is a valid point. I remember when I first bought my mini iPad. Took it on a trip to BC and while on a ferry ride from the mainland to Victoria I used it to to record two pods of orca, several individual orca and many Dall's porpoises. I thought nothing of it until this elderly aboriginal fellow came up to me and said he's been riding the ferries for over 30 years and couldn't remember a trip quite like this one because normally they never see anything. Just luck some times. Ironically while in Victoria we went whale watching and never saw a whale. I still have the rain checks they handed us.

cool Cool 
on the bizar statistics of modern life side of things i realised that most western & modern world people have atleast 2 cell phones.
i gues that possibly around 60% of people aged between 16 & 50 in 1st world countrys have atleast 2 cell phones.
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(Oct 31, 2017 07:23 PM)Zinjanthropos Wrote: At least The Independent has the plural of octopus spelled correctly.

I went through life thinking it was 'octopi'.

Then a woman who knows more than me told me that 'octopus' is from the Greek, and 'octopi' is a Latin plural ending. Not right. So she said that 'octopuses' is correct.

Then I recently read somewhere that in Greek, the correct plural should technically be 'octopodes'. Oh well.

I guess that 'octopus' has become an official English language word (even if we borrowed it) and in English, it's 'octopuses'.

(Oct 31, 2017 10:47 AM)RainbowUnicorn Wrote: Dozens of octopuses spotted crawling out of the sea on Welsh beach

I've heard of whales stranding themselves in large groups, but not octopuses.

Some speculations as to why they did it are here:

http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-...h-13841394

They appeared after a high tide and may have been feeding close to shore and were caught on the beach as the tide receded. Except that these are a deeper water species of octopus.

Mysterious. Bottom line is that they just don't know.
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Octopuses/Octopi

The English language is a bastardisation of many languages, therefore although Octopi might be seen as latin, it's still potentially correct in English due to the bastardisation. It's only incorrect of course in Greek Wink
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