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The researchers discovered that, in addition to not seeking food, the octopus had taken no notice of the tiny crabs and shrimps that had been going past her. Clearly, it had a job to do. As the months passed, the translucent eggs under her tentacles grew significantly. The octopus was a female, one that was apparently going to be a mother. But was she really taking care of these eggs for all four and a half years?

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