Cute Attack!! June 16, 2015Posted by stuffilikenet in Awesome, Hello Kitty, Mutants, Octopus, Photography, Science.
Wild flapjack octopus (Opisthoteuthis sp.), a deep sea octopus, spotted on a dive made by the ROV Doc Ricketts. This species is on display in the special exhibit "Tentacles" at the Monterey Bay Aquarium.
ROV Doc Ricketts, ©2013 MBARI / Monterey Bay Aquarium
"As someone that’s describing the species you get to pick what the specific name is," researcher Stephanie Bush told Science Friday. "One of the thoughts I had was making it Opisthoteuthis adorabilis — because they’re really cute."