Certain octopus species lay an impressive 56,000 eggs at a time.

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NPR reports that, on average, a giant Pacific octopus lays 56,000 eggs at the end of a month-long pregnancy. Initially, the newborns drift individually through the surrounding water without attachment to each other or their mother. Subsequently, the mother carefully collects each egg, approximately the size of a grain of rice, and intricately weaves them into braids. This unique strategy enables her to monitor everyone simultaneously.