posted on Jan, 20 2011 @ 04:53 AM
reply to post by blue sister
Hi blue sister and welcome to ATS!
As others have noted, there are already threads about this. However, the main problem is that event occurred more than one year ago. Please note what
it says on that BBC page:
Page last updated at 14:15 GMT, Sunday, 3 January 2010
If my memory serves me correctly, it was determined back in late February last year that the octopuses died of an infection. Like all complex
creatures they are susceptible to infection by a whole range of pathogenic organisms and both the post-mortem studies and follow-on lab tests with
live, healthy subjects of the same species ("challenged" with the suspect pathogen) confirmed that they died of a disease.