Sacrifice of a mother octopus

Sacrifice of a mother octopus

Sacrifice of a mother octopus

Ever wondered who the best-guarding mother in the world is? 
The answer is Octopus!

An octopus has the capacity to produce about five million octopuses.
The octopus lays its eggs in a protected cave surrounded by gravel. Then guards those eggs herself.

There are so many things in this world which is unknown to us. Such as this kind of behaviour of an octopus. The story of the giant octopus in the Pacific Ocean is a little different. Why is octopus the best mother in the world? It's a surprising fact. Let's know about the story then. The story of a mother Octopus is somewhat sad. A biologist named Jim Cosgrove first revealed this. Jim was observing an octopus during winter. The octopus was carrying eggs inside her body for four or five months. When the water temperature is suitable, an octopus releases the eggs from her body into the water. Octopuses are capable of laying about 56,000 eggs at a time. And during these few months of laying eggs, she doesn't eat anything. An octopus can give birth to nearly five million octopuses. The octopus lays its eggs in a protected cave surrounded by gravels. And she guards those eggs herself. So that hungry crabs or starfishes can't eat those eggs. In Cosgrove's words, each of those eggs is like a white bead. In this way, after a while, it turns into a white cell, and from there, the octopuses are born. After giving birth, the mother keeps her children in the same way for another six months to protect them.

However, after laying eggs, the octopus spreads its arms and lies down in front of the cave. Then the octopus creates waves with the help of a siphon. As a result, nothing harmful can affect the eggs. It also provides adequate ventilation to the eggs. The octopus also hits silently with the help of their trunks when predators come close for any reason or try to harm the eggs. The octopus spends more than half of the year on its children. And at this period, she doesn't eat anything. Sometimes The octopus ends up dying with an egg in its stomach due to starvation. Yet, she doesn't go anywhere until the babies are born. These octopus eggs are about the size of a grain of rice. And the place they choose to lay their eggs is called the octopus den. The octopus den is also used as a decoration material in various Chinese restaurants, which is beautiful to watch.

Keeping in mind the mother octopus's self-sacrifice towards her children, scientist Jim Cosgrove said that no mother could do so much for the child!

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