Octopuses are aliens?


http://metro.co.uk/2015/08/12/octopuses-are-aliens-scientists-decide-after-dna-study-5339123/

Turns out aliens aren’t so sci-fi after all!

“Octopuses: What even ARE they?

They inhabit every ocean at almost all depths and possess a range of features that call to mind sci-fi aliens.

These include prehensile sucker-lined tentacles, highly mobile, camera-like eyes sensitive to polarised light, sophisticated camouflage systems that alter skin colour and patterns, jet-propulsion, three hearts, and the ability to regenerate severed limbs.

The scientists estimate that the two-spot octopus genome contains 2.7 billion base pairs – the chemical units of DNA – with long stretches of repeated sequences.”

Woah. #mindblown

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