Thursday, June 18, 2015

Octopus Adorabilis

You probably saw this already, but I find it so fascinating! Such a cute little feller!

Jun. 15, 2015

Isn't this Octopus Adorabilis?

What do you call an tiny octopus with big eyes, gelatinous skin, and is cute as a button? Nobody knows quite yet! Stephanie Bush of the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute aims to classify and name this presently undescribed deep-sea cephalopod using preserved specimens and a clutch of eggs hatch housed at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. **DISCLAIMER**  from Dr. Stephanie Bush: The Opisthoteuthis eggs depicted in this video are preserved specimens, not the eggs laid at the Monterey Bay Aquarium (which are still being lovingly incubated at MBARI's Cold Storage Facility!)
This video is part of our annual cephalopod celebration coming June 19th to June 26th, 2015.
Find out more here: Cephalopod Week 2015

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  1. Cute but I figure you like it because it has a beak.
    The other "Chicken of the Sea".

    1. LOL! I like his eyes and the little fins on top of it's head - they look like ears!

  2. There's a another species that the commercial fishers have been catching rarely for a long time. I've seen a few. They call it the Flapjack Devilfish. There's a lot more info on them out there. Just Google it.

    1. Thanks for the tip, Sarthurk! Wonder what other marvelous creatures they will find?