Her corpse gently falls to the ocean floor. It has to do with the optic gland between the octopus's eyes; a gland similar to the pituitary gland in humans. In 1977, researchers removed this gland and found that the octopus' mothering instincts disappeared. With Craig Foster, Tom Foster. She kills countless prey, and sometimes she becomes prey for other animals who have their own singular lives and have their own babies. Posted by 1 month ago. Like myself, the protaganist Craig, is going through a bit of a late life crisis. Oh, wait. Tiger King, My Octopus Teacher, Fleetwood Mac: Pop Culture in (ugh) 2020, from the bizarre to the sublime And now, for our annual look at the year in pop culture…. Please watch it so we can talk about it. She abandoned her eggs, started feeding again, and went on to live a much longer life. A shark snatches her and gobbles her up. ‘My Octopus Teacher’ is a must-watch documentary on Netflix. 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My Octopus Teacher has emerged as one of the most touching, emotional nature documentaries of the year.The Netflix film explores the beautiful friendship between Craig Foster, a diver, and an octopus he discovers living in the sea off the coast of his home in South Africa. “My Octopus Teacher” is a love story for the ages on many levels. Either way, the Netflix hit My Octopus Teacher has a positive message. A baby octopus … He meets and learns from one amazing octopus whose life he becomes immersed in for a year. It is called “My Octopus Teacher.” ... After the babies have been born, she collapses and slowly dies. Close. For some reason, he’s compelled to dive and explore the underwater world. I can see how the human was so conflicted. 5 5. Directed by Pippa Ehrlich, James Reed. The story of how one man became friends with a wild octopus is a something everyone should hear. Craig is heartbroken. 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