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Octupuses having fun in the sun

While diving on the western shore of Mauritius we encountered two, what I believe to be, Day Octopuses (Octopus cyanea) while they were mating: the male inserts a specialized arm into the female's mantle where it deposits its spermatophores. They did not take note of me so I seized the opportunity to take their picture.

TAGS: Mauritius, Octopus

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Albion, Mauritius
Member since 2019
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© Greet Meulepas.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 07.2019
Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: July 2, 2019, 2:45 a.m.
Camera Make: NIKON CORPORATION
Camera Model: NIKON D7100
Focal Length: 11mm
Shutter Speed: 1/80
Aperture: f9
ISO: ISO125
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