PROTECTED BLUE GROPER (PICTURE)

Robert E. Grounds (former commercial diver) gets personal with a blue groper in the very early era of marine conservation.  (Updated 21 Jan 2013)

BLUE RINGED OCTOPUS – IN SOUP!

The octopus have not killed anyone lately – which is a wonder. It was almost an annual event years ago.  A common resident of Sydney Harbour these tiny octopus will kill a man with their bite.  The ‘victim’ dies quickly.  It is obviously very unwise to handle a live Blue Ring octopus.

The rings glow bright blue on the legs as a series of tiny disc-shaped circles rather than rings around the entire leg.

A science-themed story is contained in our FATHOM magazine No.3

http://fathomoz.com/archives/1101