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nevver:

In my bed
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oceanportal:

When giant Pacific octopuses lay eggs, they lay a lot at once: thousands upon thousands. The mother often dies after her eggs hatch, so she has to lay many and take good care of them to make sure her line continues.

After mating, the mother will hide in a rock crevice for up to a year, not even eating, while she blows oxygen over her eggs and keeps them clear of algae. Then: they hatch.

This video shows octopus eggs hatching in the wild, and the tiny hatchings that will drift in the current as plankton before just a few make it to adulthood.

Read a full blog post at Scientific American.

Video by Laura James

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inspiration-imusam:

Bock’s pygmy octopus
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covettheflesh:

Get Your Fixxx☯
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thelovelyseas:

The great escape by Jim Ward 

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biologicalmarginalia:

Unexplained image of a giant octopus attacking a ship. As recently as the 1980s, the notion of a hyper-gigantic (with a 60 meter/200 foot arm span) species of octopus — creatively named Octopus giganteus — was taken surprisingly seriously… but it turns out the carcass it was based on was a rotting whale.

Mackal, R. (1980) Searching for Hidden Animals.

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(Source: weheartit.com, via upppers)

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andreirobu:

Designersgotoheaven.com - La pieuvre by Patrick Seymour.

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