Octopus Found With Sub-Zero Venom

Posted by on July 24th, 2010


File this under “Things We Didn’t Know Were Super Cool Until We Heard It Was Real”:

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Researchers have discovered four new species of octopus in Antarctica with venom that works at sub-zero temperatures.

They hope to analyze the venom to see if it has medical uses, said one of the researchers, Bryan Fry, of the University of Melbourne. Their discovery, during a six-week expedition to Antarctica in 2007, was published in the journal Toxicon.

Experts have long known there were octopuses in Antarctica, but what surprised Fry and his colleagues was the sheer biodiversity and how natural selection changed the way they hunted and the nature of their venom.

The question now, does Sub-Zero Venom make a name for a band, album or song?


2 Responses to “Octopus Found With Sub-Zero Venom”

  1. Sebastian_Amunategui Says:

    I think it fits an album better. Too complex for a band name, and it might be ok for a song but I think it fits an album better

  2. Peter Says:

    I'm gonna say song cause that's exactly what I'm gonna do.