Baby octopi: the octopus is one of the most intelligent sea creatures. They have relatively short lifespans with some only living for 6 months the giant Pacific octopus can live for approximately 5 years. The male dies not long after mating while the female is such a devoted mother that she does not leave her young to get food and usually dies from starvation soon after the young hatch.

Baby octopi: the octopus is one of the most intelligent sea creatures. They have relatively short lifespans with some only living for 6 months the giant Pacific octopus can live for approximately 5 years. The male dies not long after mating while the female is such a devoted mother that she does not leave her young to get food and usually dies from starvation soon after the young hatch.

Lobster Eggs: 20 BioScapes Contest Photos--Life Viewed through the Microscope: Scientific American

Lobster Eggs: 20 BioScapes Contest Photos--Life Viewed through the Microscope: Scientific American

Newborn Oriental cockroaches (Blatta orientalis), known as nymphs, emerging their egg capsule (ootheca)

Newborn Oriental cockroaches (Blatta orientalis), known as nymphs, emerging their egg capsule (ootheca)

༻❁༺ ❤️ ༻❁༺ An egg case or egg capsule, commonly known as a ‘mermaid’s purse’ or ‘devil’s purse’ or 'devil's pocketbook' is a casing that surrounds the fertilized eggs of some sharks.The egg cases that wash up on beaches are usually empty, the young fish having already hatched out. | Not all sharks give live birth. Some species do lay eggs. ༻❁༺ ❤️ ༻❁༺

༻❁༺ ❤️ ༻❁༺ An egg case or egg capsule, commonly known as a ‘mermaid’s purse’ or ‘devil’s purse’ or 'devil's pocketbook' is a casing that surrounds the fertilized eggs of some sharks.The egg cases that wash up on beaches are usually empty, the young fish having already hatched out. | Not all sharks give live birth. Some species do lay eggs. ༻❁༺ ❤️ ༻❁༺

Banggai cardinalfish (Pterapogon kauderni)  by Steven Kovacs, Florida: The male of this small tropical cardinalfish mouthbroods its eggs for up to 30 days, during which time it does not feed. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banggai_cardinalfish #Fish #Cardinal_Fish

Banggai cardinalfish (Pterapogon kauderni) by Steven Kovacs, Florida: The male of this small tropical cardinalfish mouthbroods its eggs for up to 30 days, during which time it does not feed. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banggai_cardinalfish #Fish #Cardinal_Fish

Mouthbrooding fish with eggs . REALLY?  I can think of better things for my brain to absorb right now.

Mouthbrooding fish with eggs . REALLY? I can think of better things for my brain to absorb right now.

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