‘Octomom’ sets egg-brooding record

A deep-sea octopus is observed guarding the same clutch of eggs for nearly 4.5 years

DEVOTED MOM  This deep-sea octopus is settled over her eggs on the side of a rock face in the Monterey Submarine Canyon. Scientists observed her brooding the same clutch of eggs for nearly four and a half years.

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