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California two-spot octopuses (Octopus bimaculoides) are normally very active predators, but the females starve themselves while guarding their ...

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Octopuses are doomed to be orphans from a very young age. After a female octopus lays her eggs, she stops eating and begins self-mutilating, ...

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Octopuses are known for their uncanny intelligence, but the bizarre behaviour of some female octopuses seems a contradiction: after a female ...

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A mother California two-spot octopus, Octopus bimaculoides, ... At the time, cephalopod biologists concluded that the optic gland must secrete ...

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At the time, cephalopod biologists concluded that the optic gland must secrete some kind of "self-destruct" hormone, but just what it was and how it ...

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At the time, cephalopod biologists concluded that the optic gland must secrete some kind of “self-destruct” hormone, but just what it was and how it ...

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After laying her eggs, the female octopus stops eating and starts mutilating herself, which leads to her death. A few months later, ...

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