It won first prize.
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 Squishy.
…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.
Footage captured by Roger Hanlon, senior scientist at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, who studies camouflage in cephalopods–squid, cuttlefish and octopus.