Giant Pacific Octopus

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Here is a very excellent article I read today, The Hardest-working Mom On The Planet by Robert Krulwich : It took two octopuses, a male and a female, to make the 56,000 eggs. On average, says Cosgrove, the yield is "stable," meaning that the two parents will be replaced by two children. Out of 56,000, after so many months, so much sacrifice, so much care, after all that, mom's "yield" is...just two. www.npr.org/blogs/krulwich/2011/06/02/136860918/the-harde...

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  1. @Doug88888 85 months ago | reply

    Love each tiny sucker

  2. davidgutierrez.co.uk 85 months ago | reply

    love the red tone and detail..great work

  3. Tomasito.! 85 months ago | reply

    hanep, julia! :))))

  4. Les Photos de Girolamo 85 months ago | reply

    Thank you for your visit and kind comment, i really appreciate that :-)

  5. old tea [deleted] 85 months ago | reply

    Superb shot!!!

  6. Rusty Ryan (i'm back!!) =D 85 months ago | reply

    ASTIG!! Beautiful shot!!! Great work as always!! :)

  7. travelhaha 85 months ago | reply

    This is a nice shot,I like your work^^
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  8. pinoyphotog 85 months ago | reply

    Sayang! Marami sanang "Calamares" yun! Haha!
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  9. puting bagwis 85 months ago | reply

    love the color!

  10. SILVIA O.G. 85 months ago | reply

    Bellísima, saludos

  11. seeit_snapit 85 months ago | reply

    wow - amazing shot! and that's a lot of work for just two in the end.

  12. vic.yvr 84 months ago | reply

    fantastic photo and a great description attached

  13. losy 84 months ago | reply

    these are amazing creatures to watch....!!!

  14. silverbox2: Willow Is Purring 84 months ago | reply

    Lovely capture and fascinating description. Amazing that there are only two! Thank you for your comment!

  15. vic_bonefixer(catching up) 84 months ago | reply

    wow that's food for the eyes, food for the stomach (sarap nito, hehehe), and a food for thought! fascinating. your pics are always thought provoking.

  16. Franc.c 83 months ago | reply

    Wow, I wouldn't wanna be a baby octopus. My odds of surviving to become an adult wouldn't be much better than my odds of winning the lottery.... but then I guess I'd have no need to win the lottery if I was an octopus! :P

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