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!)
This video is part of our annual cephalopod celebration coming June 19th to June 26th, 2015.
Find out more here: Cephalopod Week 2015
Produced by Christian Baker
Additional footage courtesy of the Monterey Bay Aquarium & MBARI
Music by Audio Network