This is an interesting article explaining the down sides of octopus farms. One reason concerns ethics, and another concerns environmental impacts.
On a dive with my brother in the mid 80's in northern NSW, we drifted over a crevice in the reef and spotted a small octopus (about a foot across the head) wedged into the crevice. We drifted down close to it, and we watched it and it watched us.
My brother being a teaser, he drew his dive...
This kind of thing always gives me The Fear:
The aquarium's web page is here:
and the page on this news is here:
That is one fantastic...
Speaking of vanished mystery photos Thunderbirds Are Go [FT105], does anyone but me recall a "non-fiction" book published in the early 1960s that included multiple action photographs of a hard-hat salvage diver grappling with an octopus roughly the size of a Volkswagen Beetle?
Some of the...