This New Species Of Octopus Is So Adorable Scientists Might Name It Adorabilis

A species so adorable that it may even be named Adorabilis. If this isn’t the cutest little octopus we’ve ever seen, then I don’t know what is. Specimens from this adorable octopus have been collected since 1990 and now Stephanie Bush, a postdoctoral researcher from Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute in California, is considering naming the adorable octopus Opisthoteuthis Adorabilis.

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It’s the same genus as Pearl, the pink flapjack in “Finding Nemo.” It’s only 7 inches in diameter and lives deep beneath the sea. The web between its legs allows it to “parachute” through the water while using the fins on its mantle to steer.

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