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A World First: MBL Team Births Multiple Generations of Pygmy Zebra Octopus





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hatchling-zebra-octopus-credit-taylor-sakmar-smHundreds of tiny, orange-speckled pygmy zebra octopuses, each no bigger than a grain of rice, have safely hatched out in the MBL’s Marine Resources Center. And Bret Grasse, Manager of Cephalopod Operations, couldn’t be more proud. “It’s very exciting for us. Other scientists have successfully mated this species before, but nobody had achieved multigenerational culture […]

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