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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Octopus’

Octopus Guards Eggs For Over Four Years

It seems like some pregnancies last a lot longer than others, but a deep sea octopus may have the longest one yet. Lots of animals have long gestations periods, but a certain species of deep see octopus may have the longest gestation period of any animal on the planet. A group of researchers from the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute …

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Family Accidentally Eats Rare Octopus

A mechanical engineer from Washington, DC was snorkeling in Greece when he caught an octopus. Well, it was sort of an octopus. It only had six legs, which really makes is a hexapus – a word so uncommon that it gets flagged by spellcheck. And uncommon his find was. Trouble was, he didn’t know that at the time. In Greece, …

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Paul Allen Employs Octopus in Pacific Search

Paul Allen, a mega rich co-founder of Microsoft, is involved in a search in the Pacific for an American pilot and two Palau police officers whose plane disappeared over the weekend. The pilot and officers disappeared after confronting Chinese poachers who were caught fishing in marine reserves. The poachers were after giant clams (Tridacna gigas) which are the largest living …

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