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[Merged] Broody octopus keeps four-year vigil

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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.

http://www.bbc.co.uk...onment-28545964

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''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...''

http://www.natureworldnews.com/articles/8317/20140730/parental-patience-octopus-watches-over-eggs-four-years.htm

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

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