World's largest deep-sea octopus nursery Videos

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World's largest deep-sea octopus nursery

October 29, 2018 – This is an octopus nursery unlike any observed before. The octopuses appear inside-out because they are in a brooding posture. Mothers wrap their arms around their bodies and their eggs to protect them. Around 1,000 octopuses were observed, and nearly all appeared to be brooding. The Muusoctopus robustusis a deep-sea species rarely observed. This is only the second deep-sea octopus nursery on record – the first was discovered off Costa Rica in spring 2018.

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