Mother Octopus and Her Eggs Helped Back Into Sea

A marine biologist helped an “octo-mum” and her eggs back into the sea after she found them washed up on the shore at Rosebud on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula.

Sheree Marris was out for a morning walk when she saw the octopus next to a plastic pipe filled with its eggs.

“I quickly grabbed her and the babies and put them back into deeper waters,” she told Storyful. “The mum had been out of the water for a while so I quickly and gently tried to move some water across her gills. Thankfully she started coming back to life and moving, eventually making her way back into the protection of the pipe.”

Marris previously encountered another mother octopus that needed no help. An amazing video she made in 2021 shows a mother octopus rolling a plastic pipe, again filled with eggs, towards the water. Credit: Sheree Marris via Storyful

Video transcript

- Oh, my gosh. Oh, she's got eggs, too. Look. You see?

- Yes.

- Oh, my gosh. OK, beautiful, let's get you back in the water. Come on. Come on. Come on, beautiful.


There you go. [INAUDIBLE]