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Licence: 
Creative Commons Licence
Imaging technique: 
Photograph
Description: 

A brood of O. mercatoris eggs laid on the inside of a scallop shell. The female octopus takes up residence in the still-attached shells. She holds the valves closed with her arms while she lays her brood and then tends them until they hatch.

Maturity: Eggs; Lab or Wild: Lab; Origin: Ne gulf of mexico

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