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.
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