Nature Live Online: Ancient Octopuses

Not all fossils are dinosaur bones. On very rare occasions, some much 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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