Oceans Noise Pollution Causing Massive Trauma to Squids & Octopuses

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Oceanic noise pollution causes problems with invertebrates too.

The effects of noise pollution in the oceans, such as from powerful sonars that can make dolphins go deaf, are still being uncovered by researchers. The latest victims are squids and octopuses (including the ‘cheeky’ ones…), which are affected by low-frequency soundwaves produced by human offshore activities…

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Newly-Discovered Octopuses Use Venom to Kill at Sub-Zero Temperatures

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Venomous Octopus

Is your home octopus-proof? Maybe you should check. And trying to freeze them out won’t help because some octopuses discovered in Antarctica are the first known to have venom that works in freezing temperatures:

Antarctic octopuses eat a wide variety of animals, from clams to fish. They catch their prey with their tentacles and use their venom to kill them, much like snakes.

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