Octopus clue to Antarctic ice-sheet collapse

Genetic data from an Antarctic octopus suggests the West Antarctic Ice Sheet may have collapsed as recently as 200,000 years ago.

The international study, led by Dr Jan Strugnell from La Trobe University, analysed genes of the Turquet’s octopus from the Weddell and Ross Seas, 10,000 kilometres apart and on opposite sides of Antarctica.

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