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12 Strange Things You Probably Didn't Know About Octopus Mating

Updated 26 May 2020 87.5k views12 items

The mystery of octopus mating is one of life's greatest questions. We know that octopus reproduction must happen, since octopuses (not octopi!) exist, but how, exactly, do octopuses do it? If you've never thought about this before, you're thinking about it now. And if you think it might be complicated or weird, you don't even know the half of it.

Researchers have only recently learned more about the reproductive habits of these 8-legged creatures. In fact, they once thought octopuses, normally solitary creatures, had boring, speedy intercourse. Boy were those researchers wrong. 

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