I’ll be honest with you. When I first clicked on this 7+ minute video at the Huffington Post, I didn’t expect to sit through the whole thing without skipping forwards to the action (around 3:24 we’re told). But I was completely sucked in by this moving footage of a female giant pacific octopus, nurturing her once-in-a-lifetime clutch of eggs until they begin to burst free in their thousands, leaving behind mum to quietly fade away (and the divers who devoted themselves to filming this event seem like pretty good guys too).
Beautiful stuff, filmed not far from downtown Seattle. See for yourself.