Giant Mediterranean Octopus is a large cephalopod of the Mediterranean Sea. Octopus with arms longer than 10 feet.
Significant sightings Edit
A large octopus might have inspired the Greek myths of the sixnecked, twelve-footed, cave-dwelling sea creature Scylla that attacked Odysseus’s crew in the Strait of Messina, Italy, or the nine-headed, serpentine Hydra that Herakles killed in the marshes of Lerna south of Árgos in the Peloponnesus, Greece.
An octopus with arms 13 feet long was reported in 1912 off Toulon, France.
Sometime in the 1950s, a diver encountered a huge octopus either in the Gulf of Corinth or off Piraiéus in the Aegean Sea.
Possible explanation Edit
- The Common octopus (Octopus vulgaris) has an average radial size of 1–2 feet, but outsize specimens with spans of 8–9 feet are known. Reports of sizes greater than this are sparse and vague.