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The Erotic Lives of Octopuses

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The Erotic Lives of Octopuses

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The Erotic Lives of Octopuses

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A grey male octopus (right) mates with a female. There's much more to the act than tentacle-tangling. Courtesy UC Berkeley hide caption

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A grey male octopus (right) mates with a female. There's much more to the act than tentacle-tangling.

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Jealous fighting, casual sex, sneaky cheating — the love life of octopuses just got a lot more interesting. Madeleine Brand talks to Chrissy Huffard, lead author of a study that details the elaborate mating rituals of the octopus.

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