Isn’t this Octopus Adorabilis?

What do you call a tiny octopus with big eyes and gelatinous skin, and that’s cute as a button? Nobody knows quite yet! Stephanie Bush of the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute aims to classify and name this presently undescribed deep-sea cephalopod using preserved specimens and a clutch of eggs housed at the Monterey Bay Aquarium.

**DISCLAIMER**  from Dr. Stephanie Bush: The Opisthoteuthis eggs depicted in this video are preserved specimens, not the eggs laid at the Monterey Bay Aquarium (which are still being lovingly incubated at MBARI’s Cold Storage Facility!)

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Credits

Produced by Christian Baker
Additional footage courtesy of the Monterey Bay Aquarium & MBARI
Music by Audio Network

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About Christian Baker

Christian Baker is an independent filmmaker, producer and director of photography.

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