Day Octopus: Keep Your Distance
Female day octopi are known to eat their partners after mating. When a male finds a female, he extends one arm and waves. If she responds, he uses his arm to place a sperm packet under the female’s body covering. The octopi stay at an arm’s length, appearing as though they are holding hands.
Read about the Raja Ampat islands where the octopus and other amazing underwater creatures live.
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(Image: Day octopus at the Waikiki Aquarium. Source: brxO/Flicker via a Creative Commons license.)