Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Thousands of Dead Octopods Washed Up on Portugese Beach

Screenshot via BBC video

In what scientists and environmentalists are calling an environmental disaster, thousands of dead octopods have washed up on the shore on northern Portugal. The bodies litter a 5-mile stretch of the Vila Nova de Gaia beach.

There is not much information about this disaster at this time. Scientists have no idea what has caused the octopods to die; but, Portuguese authorities are issuing a warning to the public not to eat the animals.

This short video shows the beach where the dead octopods were found.

Via TreeHugger and BBC News

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