If you were dying to know how shallow water octopus migrated to the deep sea, wonder no more. A group of researchers travelling around the world to record and investigate new life a-la-Darwin have discovered a whole new menagery of critters including giant bacteria, giant starfish and most importantly the proto-octopus. DNA evidence had supported the notion that deep sea octopus had originated from a single common ancestor about 30 million years ago and the octopus which was found in shallow seas around Antarctica seemed to fit the bill as the grand-daddy of them all. Ecologists will want to follow this link to read more about how octopus took the big dive.
Jake Adams has been an avid marine aquarist since the mid 90s and has worked in the retail side of the marine aquarium trade for more than ten years. He has a bachelor’s degree in Marine Science and has been the managing editor of ReefBuilders.com since 2008. Jake is interested in every facet of the marine aquarium hobby from the concepts to the technology, rare fish to exotic corals, and his interests are well documented through a very prolific career of speaking to reef clubs and marine aquarium events, and writing articles for aquarium publications across the globe. His primary interest is in corals which Jake pursues in the aquarium hobby as well as diving the coral reefs of the world.