Dozens of octopus moms and their eggs on the ocean floor


Today’s Video of the Day comes from the Field Museum and features a look at a large group of octopus moms and their eggs discovered on the seafloor far deeper than scientists would’ve ever expected to find them.

The octopus clique was found almost 2 miles underwater, about 100 miles off the Pacific coast of Costa Rica in an area known as the Dorado Outcrop.

“When I first saw the photos, I was like ‘No, they shouldn’t be there! Not that deep and not that many of them,” said Janet Voight, Associate Curator of Zoology at the Field Museum and author of the new study.

By Rory Arnold, Staff Writer

Video Credit: WHOI’s ALVIN dive 4779, Katie Inderbitzen

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