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Aquarium captures video of octopus being born

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A remarkable video showing the birth of an octopus at the Virginia Aquarium has been viewed more than 1 million times on social media.

The clip shows a baby Caribbean reef octopus wriggling out of a flowerlike section of eggs. Almost immediately, the colorless creature's cells fire pigment, giving it a brownish hue. It waves its tiny arms and shoots off into the water.

Aquarium spokesman Matthew Klepeisz says their researchers have theorized that the swift pigment flow is either due to the stress of being born or an instinct to camouflage fast.

https://phys.org/news/2018-02-virginia-aquarium-captures-video-octopus.html

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joc

One million and one times....

that was a very short...awesome!

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seanjo

Wonderful, and very intelligent creatures.....and tasty to boot!

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Matt221

Amazing he is a perfect little octopus

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Keel M.

That was cool!

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Andromedan StarSeed

I have seen it  on the news its  very cool and interesting  same  time,  even though its an instinct to keep them  alive its part of life cycle with animals when their parental isn't there to protect after they hatch. It depends what type of  an octopus and the coloring  after the stages of growth after being hatch form the  egg. I can be wrong on this its an worth awhile to see event happend.       

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