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Cuttlefish - Flamboyant Laying Eggs (MBARI)

Published on Mar 3, 2016
Cracking the code of cuttlefish courtship was critical to the success of the "Tentacles" exhibition. Our cunning husbandry team created the perfect circumstances to keep the critters comfortable and cajole them into crafting their crèches—like this careful and concerned mother flamboyant caressing her incubating cuttle-babies. Learn more about these colorful cephalopods: http://mbayaq.co/1WuvObF

 

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Thaumoctopus mimicus - Mating Mimics

Published on Apr 3, 2013
These mimic octopus are known for impersonating other creatures ... this time they are just getting amorous! In this unique video you can see the mating struggle of the mimic octopus and also the hilarious reaction of our underwater cameraman - Christian Loader.
 

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