A tiny octopus (first discovered 20 years ago) that may soon be named Opistoteuthlis adorabilis, on account of the adorbz what it has.
The honour of naming a new species always goes to the first scientist to thoroughly classify and describe it, in this case, Stephanie Bush of the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute.
It’s cute, but it’s no
Iyashi Octopus Sucker Massage (around €67) is a set of silicone Squidward hands, or, according to the blurb:
…one of the most unique massage tools we’ve seen in Japan. It be turned inside out to massage your feet and hands. Just slide in your hand and let the “octopus” get to work. Or you can keep the suckers on the outside and use it to apply
a special quasi-acupuncture suction session to your back, neck or other parts of the body.
Ah here. Steady on.
An utterly cephalotastic depiction of a ’17th-century octopus contessa dressed in her finest court attire, with her beloved squid’ by illustrator Omar Rayyan
Created by Karen Torres of Sew Much 2 Luv (available for $30 at her Etsy Shop)
A cute octopus moves the tin can it adapted as its home away from a nosy diver.
But, lest we’re tempted to underestimate the cephalopod, here – in the interests of balance – is a photo sequence of one turning the tables on a hungry gull and devouring it whole.
Footage captured by Roger Hanlon, senior scientist at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, who studies camouflage in cephalopods–squid, cuttlefish and octopus.
Duane Flatmo’s flame-spewing steampunk octopus at Burning Man 2011.