Hidden From Scientists’ Prying Eyes, An Octopus Finally Reveals What It Was Guarding

A deep-sea octopus, under scientists’ observation, was sitting in one place for almost five years.

The scientists observed the octopus until they finally discovered what it was guarding. And the answer was not what they expected.

An Alien-Like Species

Octopuses are intelligent animals, reflected in their ability to adapt flexibly to their environment in an eerily similar way to humans.

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Oleksandr Sushko/Unsplash

But their short lifespans and alien-like appearance make them a wonder that is still largely unknown.