Source: Huffington Post
Author: Hilary Hanson
New research in Marine Pollution Bulletin has uncovered the interactions of octopuses with marine litter.
“The deep-sea records were extremely interesting, because even at great depths these animals are interacting with the litter,” Maira Proietti at the Federal University of Rio Grande in Brazil, who supervised the research.
The primary way octopuses appeared to use litter was for shelter, like hiding inside a bottle. Glass containers were what they most frequently used, followed by plastic and then metal ones.
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