JUN 23, 2015 05:47 AM PDT

Quite possibly the cutest sea creature ever

3 14 1218

At the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute the current darling of the cephalopod world is part of the Opisthoteuthis genus, but as yet has not been classified as a specific species. This little one is more gelatinous than most cephalopods, steers itself with tiny fins and uses its web to float gracefully through the ocean.

Post Doctoral researcher Stephanie Bush is currently studying it to see how it differs from other cephalopods and it will be her job to name it. She states that she has considered Octopus Adorabilis as the species name because of the cute factor. MBARI has several of the eggs from it incubating in hopes of producing more of the tiny pink sea babies.

Check out the video for more information.
About the Author
  • I'm a writer living in the Boston area. My interests include cancer research, cardiology and neuroscience. I want to be part of using the Internet and social media to educate professionals and patients in a collaborative environment.
You May Also Like
JUL 13, 2018
Technology
JUL 13, 2018
Watch: HEXA Robot Takes Care of Plants
This spider-like robot will shift your succulent plants into sunlight or shade.
JUL 15, 2018
Videos
JUL 15, 2018
Meet the Rare Binary Asteroid Recently Confirmed by NASA
Astronomers first became aware of an asteroid called YE5 in December of 2017, but something seemed odd about it after they were unable to discern its physi
JUL 30, 2018
Videos
JUL 30, 2018
A Robotic Helping Hand
Ever wish you had a way to get more done? Scientists at the Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute in Kyoto Japan might be able to give you a hand&
AUG 02, 2018
Videos
AUG 02, 2018
Which is More Damaging to Your Health, Alcohol or Weed?
Marijuana is classified as a Schedule 1 drug under the federal government, making it a challenger for scientists to conduct further studies and gather stat
AUG 06, 2018
Videos
AUG 06, 2018
Could You Be a Memory Champion?
Memorization is a useful tool to learn information that is straightforward and objective. School children memorize the multiplication tables, the alphabet,
AUG 10, 2018
Chemistry & Physics
AUG 10, 2018
The Chemistry in Yellowstone's Deadly Hot Springs
The Yellowstone National Park is famous for its geysers and the hydrothermal system otherwise known as the hot springs. But such spectacular landscape hide
Loading Comments...