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Slippery Octopus Necklace

$50.00

This necklace resembles one of the unidentified species of octopuses found in Punta Descartes. It is made of 925 Sterling Silver and Larimar or ‘Stefilia’s Stone’. By purchasing this product, you will particularly help us raise funds to finance research on octupuses.

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This slippery octopus necklace is made of 925 Sterling Silver and Larimar. The design resembles the unidentified octopus species found in Punta Descartes, an area worth exploring, and one we need your help to finance.

In Punta Descartes, there is one yet unidentified octopus species, that is only seen during the months of June – September, when the wind allows to snorkel the otherwise wavy shore at the entrance of Salinas Bay.

Just like the Crescent Octopus, it can be observed in small caves and holes in the rocky reefs and outcrops, which they adorn with stones, shells, glass, and other crustacean skeletons. Octopuses reproduce only once, as they die in the process: after an intense courtship behavior, males insert their sperm into the female’s mantle cavity or hand it over to the female, which she always receives with one of her right arms.

Meanwhile, the males wander off to die after copulation, females hide in their camouflaged caves and may attach up to 400,000 eggs to the cave’s wall, obsessively guarding and defending them. As one of the most surprising events in the animal’s kingdom, once the Octopuses’ larvae hatch, her body transforms and becomes the first food for the larvae to feed on. There is no comparable Motherly Care as the Octopuses!

By purchasing the slippery octopus necklace, you support the marine conservation efforts carried out in Punta Descartes by Equipo Tora Carey. If you ever want to visit the site and learn more about the project, make sure to contact us or Equipo Tora Carey and schedule your visit, where you can help with the ray monitoring project, environmental education or sea turtle monitoring as well, and overall, help us protect what we love!

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