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Geneticists Puzzled by Octopus’s Unique Genes: Seem to Have Appeared Out of Nowhere

“”…octopus genome is comparable to the human genome in size and complexity. In fact, it has “a greater number of protein-coding genes — some 33,000, compared with fewer than 25,000 in Homo sapiens,…”” by David Coppedge via evolution news & science today Cephalopods, from the Latin for “head-foot,” are among the strangest creatures in the ocean. Though classified in phylum … Continue reading

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New Species of the World’s Largest Octopus Discovered by Scientists

Go ahead and add this to the list of creatures you wouldn’t want to bump into in the deep dark depths of the ocean! via RT: Seven years ago, researchers managed to obtain DNA evidence of an octopus which was genetically distinct from the giant Pacific octopus, ranging from California to Alaska to Japan. Scientists from Alaska Pacific University have … Continue reading

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