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An Adorable Octopus

This super cute octupus has just been officially named Opisthoteuthis Adorabilis!

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This octopus opens its webbed tentacles and "parachutes" down through water and it steers with its ear-like flaps, like this:

The Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) is responsible for researching this octopus and its name! They have been observing one Opisthoteuthis Adorabilis which they are holding in a dark deep tank lit with red light because red light disapates fastest in water. It replicates the deep and cold water environment that the octopus would normally live in. The octopus was so comfortable that it left eggs in the container. MBARI is currently holding the eggs during their incubation period which can last 2 to 3 years. Learn more here!

It is definetly cuter than this octopus:

Learn more about all octopi here.

And below is an informational video about Opisthoteuthis Adorabilis!