The octopus female between love and sacrifice!

Cute baby octopus

If I wanted to give the award for the best ideal mother in the animal kingdom, I would never hesitate to go down to the depth of the sea and hand her over with love and gratitude to the tender, caring, sacrificial mother, with eight legs and three hearts. the female octopus.

The life of a female octopus in the ocean seems like dramatic scenes, as soon as the male puts his sperms inside the female for marriage, must escape, otherwise, he will be easy prey for the female who starts searching after mating for a safe house, and when the mother found a place will stop eating and start taking care of the eggs for a very long time.

The mother spends her time in full to take care of her eggs and protect it from predators or falls of sediment and trying to provide ventilation using pushing waterway for oxygen exchange for 6 months and it can be 4 years as well.

in contrast, the mother loses her weight totally and her color will change and become pale waiting for the inevitable death.

Sometimes before the eggs hatch, the mother starts tearing her skin and eats the ends of her claws as if she was committing suicide, and at the time approaching the time of hatching eggs, the mother is about to end. without seeing her children, even without saying goodbye

In 2007, scientists monitored a female octopus named (Graneledone boreopacifica) at a depth of 1400 meters, grazing 160 semi-transparent eggs by guarding them against predatory creatures.

The researchers monitored the mother during 18 visits to the ocean floor over 53 months from 2007 to 2011. On each visit, they were surprised that she was still lying on the eggs, and at the last visit the eggs hatched and the mother died after four years of love, sacrifice, and care.

Happy octopus baby

the photo is for the baby octopus when it was born and this is the same octopus that we see in the ocean eating every single thing that comes in front of him :)

Sources: Octopus Cares For Her Eggs For 53 Months, Then Dies - National Geographic

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