Over the weekend, dozens of octopi were spotted crawling on a beach in Wales. This unnatural phenomenon has not yet been explained but approximately 20 or more octopi have been seen crawling up a beach in New Quay in Ceredigion on Friday night. Some of the octopi could be seen moving up the beach while others were dead.
Other residents around the area say more octopi were spotted the days before.
Some experts believe the cause to be due to the recent storms that have occurred in the Irish Sea.
Brett Stones, the man behind SeaMor Dolphin Watching Boat Trips, said that he saw one live octopus walking up the beach and that he photographed many more that had already died.
In an interview with Wales Online, he said: ‘they were coming out of the water and crawling up the beach. We don’t quite know what’s causing it.’
He continued: ‘perhaps it’s because the sea has been quite rough recently but I’ve never seen anything like it before. They were walking on the tips of their legs.’
He went on to say that his friend spotted approximately 20 octopi on the beach the night before and he also said that he helped the surviving ones back into the water.
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