This Deep-Water Octopus COULD Be the Ocean’s Best Mother!

Over the course of four and a half years, researchers at the Monteray Bay Aquarium Institute (MBARI) studied an octopus who had been brooding her eggs on a rock on the sea floor — she had been incubating her eggs the entire time!

Octopi that live in shallow waters usually only live for a couple of years, with only a single reproductive cycle. Therefore this deep-water octopus, according to MBARI’s Dr. Bruce Robison, “may be one of the longest living cephalopod species that we know of!”

Check out the video to see one of the ocean’s best mothers!

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