The offsprings’ fate •

While the fate of the baby octopi is open to interpretation, the MBARI research team was fairly certain that they were alive and well. Because they live in such chilly waters, unborn octopi need time to develop before they hatch. So this female octopus’ offspring should have been more than ready to survive in the ocean on their own and hunt for small prey. But what of their mother? Photo Credit: Bureau of Land Management Oregon and Washington/Wikimedia Commons | CC BY 2.0

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