More brooding than Hayden Christensen
October 30, 2018 7:01 PM   Subscribe

World's largest deep-sea octopus nursery discovered, in which up to 1000 female Muusoctopus robustus were keeping their eggs.
posted by Jpfed (23 comments total) 21 users marked this as a favorite
 
CUTIES
posted by Punkey at 7:09 PM on October 30, 2018 [4 favorites]


Years ago I steered away from any octopus on the menu. You know, because they MIGHT just be smarter than me...

And this re-confirms my decision.
posted by mikelieman at 7:34 PM on October 30, 2018 [3 favorites]


My mother has decided, at age 80, that the octopus is her spirit animal. She won’t even eat in a restaurant that serves them anymore.
Go mom!
posted by eggkeeper at 7:42 PM on October 30, 2018 [10 favorites]


I was going to post this! Just too slow.
posted by octopodiatrist at 8:00 PM on October 30, 2018 [2 favorites]


That'll happen when you're an exotherm.
posted by GCU Sweet and Full of Grace at 8:06 PM on October 30, 2018 [4 favorites]


I am utterly delighted by this and I only hope they didn't disturb the octopuslets
posted by clockzero at 8:43 PM on October 30, 2018 [5 favorites]


Yeah, seriously, can't we just leave them be? Humans are like the creepiest neighbors on the planet, always watching, planting cameras, peering into homes...
posted by hippybear at 9:24 PM on October 30, 2018 [4 favorites]


Octopuslets is the best thing I have ever heard oh my goodness clockzero
posted by Hermione Granger at 10:23 PM on October 30, 2018 [1 favorite]


I'll ask my friends to come and see this octopuses' garden with me!
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 11:55 PM on October 30, 2018 [3 favorites]


THE SQUISHIEST
posted by poffin boffin at 1:24 AM on October 31, 2018


Yeah, seriously, can't we just leave them be? Humans are like the creepiest neighbors on the planet, always watching, planting cameras, peering into homes...

No wonder he's suspicious...
posted by Harald74 at 1:47 AM on October 31, 2018


“You may never get to touch the Master, but you can tickle his creatures.” ― Thomas Pynchon, Gravity's Rainbow
posted by chavenet at 1:52 AM on October 31, 2018 [4 favorites]


Octopuslets is the best thing I have ever heard oh my goodness clockzero

I think you'll find it's "octopodaki".
posted by flabdablet at 3:27 AM on October 31, 2018


Ever noticed how galaxies aren't shaped like upright bipeds?
Ever notice what they actually look like?
Ever think that the god that doesn't exist but is always with you might enjoy making galaxies in their likeness?
posted by signal at 4:57 AM on October 31, 2018 [5 favorites]


in which up to 1000 female Muusoctopus robustus were keeping their eggs

oh God imagine the email chains when each leg has an opinion
posted by schadenfrau at 5:02 AM on October 31, 2018 [4 favorites]


SOON
posted by briank at 5:27 AM on October 31, 2018


I'd like to be under the sea
In an octopus's kindergarten in the shade
She'd let us in, knows where we've been
In her octopus's kindergarten in the shade
posted by slkinsey at 6:46 AM on October 31, 2018 [2 favorites]


I am embarassingly proud that I happened to watch the Nautilus live stream when they discovered this.

For anyone who's missed their stream: live stream every deep sea rover dive they do, 24/7, wether it's exploring underwater national parks, testing a new soft robot gripper for NASA, exploring Hawaaian sea mounts or anything else. And with live commentary from the scientists to boot. It's like the most calming and interesting reality TV ever.
posted by Dee Grim at 6:56 AM on October 31, 2018 [5 favorites]


The octopus has three hearts, it lives in caves below the sea
Or in a beer can or a bath tub or a puddle on the street
Any fisherman can tell you when an octopus waves its arms
It hypnotizes schools of fish, all movement stops for miles
Even the waves stand still, all the witnesses have sworn
And it’s impossible to resist the urge to jump overboard
posted by FatherDagon at 7:55 AM on October 31, 2018 [1 favorite]


These types of news stories really just upset me. Scientists discovering some cool new thing or place is just a precursor to capitalists finding some way to exploit, damage, or destroy whatever that thing was.
posted by GoblinHoney at 8:07 AM on October 31, 2018


This made me happy/sad. Happy that all these octopuses have found a safe place to coddle their eggs/young. Sad, because the female octopus dies after her young leave the 'nest'. She doesn't feed while brooding, and just wastes away caring for them.
posted by dbmcd at 9:10 AM on October 31, 2018 [2 favorites]


Because we know we can’t be found-
posted by progosk at 12:36 PM on October 31, 2018


thanks, i hate it.
posted by quadrilaterals at 11:01 PM on October 31, 2018


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