30 Oct '17, 11pm

Posse of octopuses crawls out of the sea and onto the beach

Posse of octopuses crawls out of the sea and onto the beach

Nearly two dozen swift-armed cephalopods were filmed taking a moonlit stroll on the shore in Ceredigion, Wales. Some octopuses enjoy scrambling across the rocks to plunge-in and plunder nearby tide pools for food, but what happened last week on New Quay beach in Cardigan Bay, Wales, was an entirely different scenario. Brett Stones, who owns SeaMôr Dolphin Watching Boat Trips, described how after completing a tour he saw something moving on the sand. Upon closer inspection, he realized that it was an octopus, and it was not alone. “It was a bit like an end-of-days scenario,” he told BBC News. "They were coming out of the water and crawling up the beach," he told Wales Online. Knowing that they wouldn't survive too long out of the water and feeling like they needed to do something, he and a cadre of rescuers scooped up some 25 of the wayway cephalopods and released them back...

Full article: https://www.treehugger.com/animals/posse-octopuses-seen-c...

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