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Imaging technique: 
Photograph
Description: 

Dr. James Wood photographed this deep sea octopus, B. arcticus, in the Cape Cod Museum guarding her eggs. This species of octopus will brood her eggs for 454 days and during this time the mother will eat close to nothing and metabolize her own body for nourishment.

Maturity: Adult; Sex: Female; Lab or Wild: Lab; Origin: Cape cod northeast north america atlantic ocean

Creator: 
James Wood
Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith