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Licence: 
Creative Commons Licence
Imaging technique: 
Photograph
Description: 

This is a classic image of what a senescent octopus looks like at the end of the life-cycle. Note the bubbles in web due to lack of muscle tone. No sign of chromatophore activity. This is a spent post-spawning female just before death. Contrast to this image.

Maturity: Adult; Lab or Wild: Lab; Origin: Bahamas, caribbean sea

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