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A Devoted Mother
Video courtesy of the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, Windows to the Deep 2019. Download larger version (mp4, 90.8 MB).

A brooding warty octopus guards her eggs. An octopus of the same genus, but along the Pacific coast, was found to guard eggs for upwards of four years, suggesting that this devoted mother could be protecting her eggs, without leaving even for food, for a very long time.

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