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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