Supermoon Tide Leaves Octopus Stranded in Parking Garage
The recent lunar event contributed to tidal flooding in Miami, which is becoming a more regular occurrence due to rising sea levels.
The recent supermoon created difficult circumstances for an octopus in Miami, which found itself on the floor of a parking garage as a result of enhanced tidal flooding along the South Florida coast.
The “king tide”—a cyclical effect made more pronounced by the supermoon—likely washed the octopus out of pipes underneath the garage, a marine biologist at the University of Miami told the Miami Herald.
Octopuses prefer cramped, dark spaces, and the marine invertebrates are increasingly drawn to pipes as the rising sea in the Miami area means more of them are now underwater.
While this may be first time a resident has reported sighting an octopus in a parking garage, this incident is merely one of many