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Senility, storms, global domination, and other possible reasons an army of octopuses showed up on a Welsh beach

Some scientific explanations for a recent cephalopod invasion.
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It's time for some cephalopod theory.

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A beach in Wales recently faced an eight-armed invasion. Over 20 octopuses were reportedly seen crawling up New Quay beach on the west coast of the country, with many later being found dead after failing to make it back to the sea.

Strandings of octopuses and other (squishy, intelligent creatures including squid and cuttlefish) are pretty rare and the exact truth of why this happened may never be known. But there are several theories that might help us

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