Ancient Octopuses

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Event type: talk

Location: Attenborough Studio

Ticket prices:

Free, no booking required

Not all fossils are dinosaur bones. On very rare occasions, more unlikely things can be preserved for millions of years.

Squid and octopus rarely fossilise as their boneless bodies are usually too soft to preserve, but sometimes when the conditions are just right, it can happen.

Discover some of the rare fossils that show the remains of ancient squid and octopuses, find out what these fossils can tell us and meet the curator who looks after them. 

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How to find the Attenborough Studio

The Attenborough Studio is in the Darwin Centre in the Orange Zone.

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