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Baby octopus birth makes Internet happy

Never seen an octopus hatching? You’re about to, thanks to video shared by the Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center last Wednesday. The ten-second footage of a baby Caribbean Reef octopus emerging from its egg has been viewed over 600,000 times, reports the Washington Post.

Via Alice Shortcake and Rachel B.

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Links: Octopolis?

And finally: Corgception

Wait for it

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Eight Arms to Hold You

You drifted into my arms like a vision from a dream, soft and fuzzy with beady eyes full of secrets and mischief. Then as mysteriously as you appeared, you were gone. I will always cherish the moments we had, but sometimes the loss is more than I can bear.

Interesting related article: Octopus research shows that consciousness isn’t what makes humans special 

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Links: Speaking of Covert Octopuses

12 Animals that are definitely not octopuses (Bored Panda, via Andrew Y)

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Surfers rescue trapped baby whale (The Dodo, via me)

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Dog chases mouse under truck, gets head stuck, feels like schmuck (Local 10 News, via Allein S.)

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Dog’s Puffy Round Haircut Is Winning Her Fans Around The World (Reshareworthy, via Murray C.)

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