June 20, 2021
Science News

Bright ‘red glob’ washes ashore in Washington. It may be a 7-armed octopus. – Live Science

A mysterious, many-armed sea creature initially described as a large “red glob” lying on a rocky shore in Washington has drawn in cephalopod experts across the country, each wondering what this gelatinous animal is.
The 3.5-foot-long (1 meter) beast’s identity was at first elusive; was it the shallow-water East Pacific red octopus
(Octopus rubescens)? Or perhaps it was a very lost deep-sea vampire squid (Vampyroteuthis infernalis) or a deep-sea dumbo octopus (Grimpoteuthis)? 
The likely answ…

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