Saturday, June 6, 2009

Octopus PreHistory

From National Geographic's website, a bit of cephalopod prehistory!

"It's about as unlikely as capturing a "fossil sneeze," but researchers have found the second known set of octopus fossils, a new study says. "

Because its all soft body and no bones, its incredibly rare for cephalopods to leave fossil evidence of their passing, photo and article are definitely worth a look.

Photo © National Geographic

1 comment:

nullalux said...

I've never heard of an octopus fossil before. Wow.