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An Octo-Gentleman

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pulpo verrugoso de aguas profundas - deepwater warty octopus (Graneledone taniwha)
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National Geographic’s Enric Sala took this photo during an expedition in Gabon. He and another researcher were using a remote operated vehicle to explore the ocean off the coast of that country’s Loango National Park.

When we picked up the shell from the ROV’s arm, to our surprise, a small octopus came out of the shell. It was a female that laid her eggs inside the shell. We put shell and octopus in a tank with seawater, and after one minute thousands of octopus larvae started to stream out of the shell. The octopus eggs were hatching! That was the first time we had observed such a magnificent show. The larvae were changing coloration from transparent with dark spots to brown, and swimming like squid – although on a millimeter scale.

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Three-hour sex sessions exhaust squid
All that time spent mating can hurt efforts to find food, avoid predators, research says

… The researchers captured wild dumpling squid off the coast of southeast Australia, and placed them in tanks. Each squid was given an endurance test in a tank where flowing water acted as a squid treadmill, forcing the critter to swim or be plastered against the back of the tank. The length of time the squid swam until exhaustion marked their baseline endurance.

The next day, 30 of the squid were put in male-female pairs for mating (another 17 were kept away from the opposite sex and used as a control group). Immediately after sex, the squid swam against the current again. It was soon clear that the postcoital period was doing them no favors.

“We found that squid could swim for half as long after mating, and would take up to 30 minutes to restore their swimming endurance to pre-mating levels,” Franklin said. The same was true for both males and females, the researchers found.

That means less energy for foraging, avoiding predators, growing and finding future sex partners, she said. Ongoing experiments suggest that this high-intensity mating may even be part of the reason that dumpling squid have such short life spans, though those results are preliminary, Franklin said.

“Using the southern dumpling squid as our research species can help us to understand reproductive behavior of other cephalopods (squid, octopus, cuttlefish and nautilus) as well as other species with similar mating systems (e.g. long copulation durations, frequent mating),” she said.

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