Octopuses torture and eat each other after mating. Science finally knows why.

Many animal species die after reproduction. But in octopus mothers, this decline is particularly alarming: in most species, when a mother octopus’ eggs approach hatching, she stops eating. She then leaves her protective platoon on her offspring and leans on self-destruction. She could fight against a rock, tear her skin, even eat pieces of her …

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