Octopus Species Filmed Mating Face-To-Face

The Pacific striped octopus, long suspected of being more social than its fellow species, was recently filmed by researchers mating face-to-face and otherwise demonstrating tight bonds with its partner, challenging conventional understanding of the octopus as a solitary, cannibalistic creature. What do you think?

“Seems like all the media can talk about these days is octopus sex.”

Christian Peebles • Assembly Scheduler


“That reminds me, I should remove ‘face-to-face mating video’ from my Google Alerts.”

Wayne Huff • Jigsaw Puzzle Cutter

“It’s a shame they’ll never know the joy of sex strengthened by holy matrimony.”

Melanie Nelson • Rock Climbing Guide