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[Merged] Broody octopus keeps four-year vigil

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 30 July 2014 - 07:55 PM

For four years and five months, she clung to the rock and guarded her eggs.

In a feat that surely made good use of all eight arms, an octopus revealed a new secret of deep sea life when ecologists observed her record-breaking behaviour from a robotic submarine.

This doubles the longest brooding time ever seen in the animal kingdom, giving embryos time to develop in the cold.



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Posted 31 July 2014 - 04:15 PM

''Researchers have recently discovered that not only does a species of deep sea octopus live the longest among all known cephalopods, it also has the longest developmental period for any known organisms - a whopping four years. And while those octopus juniors are taking their sweet time to hatch, mamma vigilantly watches over them for the whole time...''


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Posted 04 September 2014 - 05:45 PM

Four years huh... I dont wanna know how long mama needs to listen to their crying...

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