Just keep swimming
It had two more tentacles than today’s octopi.
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Octopi may be strange, but their past is even stranger.
We don’t know when octopi or their squid cousins first swam in the Earth’s oceans.
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But we do know that coleoids — a class of soft-bodied cephalopods that encompass squid and octopi — have been around for a long time.
Isolated fossils of ancient coleoids date back hundreds of millions of years.