Here Is How Antarctic Octopuses Survive in Cold Seas

March 12, 2015 8:20 AM

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Here Is How Antarctic Octopuses Survive in Cold Seas

An octopus species living in the Antarctica has a specific tragedy to survive and live in the ice-cold water. Oxygen supply to its tissues has been documented in a scientific paper published in the journal Frontiers in Zoology. The octopus is said to effectively transport oxygen in its blood via a specialised blood pigment known as haemocyanin. The researchers stated that the animal might thus be more resilient to climate change than other species of octopus and animals living in Antarctic sea.

The Antarctic Ocean constitutes otherwise-hostile living conditions, with temperatures practically reaching 0˚C. However, life still thrives there, with a diverse variety of fauna, in spite of the difficulties posed by conditions characteristic of the animals living in the cold water like lower oxyg...

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