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These octopuses just wanted a safe place to lay their eggs, but now they’re doomed

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Octopuses on the outcrop

Octopuses cluster on an outcrop at the bottom of the sea.

Phil Torres, Dr. Geoff Wheat

Want to see something incredible? Take a ship and head to a spot in the ocean 155 miles west of Costa Rica. Get in a and descend more than 9,482 feet beneath the surface to a stretch of exposed, dark rock on the seafloor. Your headlights start to illuminate colorful creatures as you descend. There’s a sea star, there’s a sponge, there are clinging to the rock.

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