Rare Kissing Octopus Unveiled for the First Time
by Tia Ghose
Scientists are unveiling a rare octopus that has never been on public display before.
And unlike other octopuses, where females have a nasty habit of eating their partners during sex, Larger Pacific Striped Octopuses mate by pressing their beaks and suckers against each other in an intimate embrace.
The beautiful creature can also morph from dark red to black-and-white stripes and spots and can shape-shift from flat to expanded. The sea dweller will be on display starting today (Mar. 6) at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco…
(read more: Live Science)                  (photo: Richard Ross)

Rare Kissing Octopus Unveiled for the First Time

by Tia Ghose

Scientists are unveiling a rare octopus that has never been on public display before.

And unlike other octopuses, where females have a nasty habit of eating their partners during sex, Larger Pacific Striped Octopuses mate by pressing their beaks and suckers against each other in an intimate embrace.

The beautiful creature can also morph from dark red to black-and-white stripes and spots and can shape-shift from flat to expanded. The sea dweller will be on display starting today (Mar. 6) at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco…

(read more: Live Science)                  (photo: Richard Ross)

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