Egg brooding by deep-sea octopuses in the North Pacific Ocean.

@article{Voight2000EggBB,
  title={Egg brooding by deep-sea octopuses in the North Pacific Ocean.},
  author={Janet Ruth Voight and Anthony J. Grehan},
  journal={The Biological bulletin},
  year={2000},
  volume={198 1},
  pages={94-100}
}
Videotapes made from the submersible Alvin on Baby Bare, a 2600-m-deep North Pacific basalt outcrop, and at two other deep-sea localities document that octopuses of the genera Graneledone and Benthoctopus attach their eggs to hard substrate and apparently brood them through development. The behavior of brooding females was generally similar to that of shallow-water octopuses, but the genera showed apparent differences. In addition to the high density of brooding females observed at Baby Bare… CONTINUE READING