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Blue Blood Saves Octopus From Freezing to Death

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Published on Aug 7, 2013

Antarctic octopods are able to survive freezing weather, as low as -1 celsius, thanks to a blue pigment in its blood. But why? Researcher from the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research in Germany studied how the pigment, hemocyanin, can keep octopods' oxygen moving, despite the sub-zero temperatures.

How are the octopods (Pareledone charcoti) genetically different? And why? Kim Horcher and Cara Santa Maria discuss the blue blood.

Read more from Scientific American: http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/o...

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TAGS: Blue Blood, Octopus Blue Blood, Octopod Blue blood, Octopus, Hemocyanin, Octopus Hemocyanin, Science, Antarctic Science, Antarctic survival, sub-zero, subzero octopus, Sub-zero blood, Sub-zero survival, Evolution, Antarctic Evolution, Octopus evolution

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