Rarely seen seven-arm octopus cruises past a camera in the Philippines (VIDEO) - Earth Touch

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@gjbarord Cool that you, the video and nautilus are getting some outside attention but ...

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And it doesn't stop at "ocular tucking". During mating, the hectocotylus detaches – something of a takeaway sperm packet for the female. This strategy is shared by a few cephalopods, and in some species, like the chambered nautilus, the appendage can swim freely on its own in search of a mate.
 
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