This tiny 'Dumbo' octopus is the cutest
When the Nautilus exploration team laid eyes on the lemon colored "Dumbo" octopus, they couldn't help but say "awww."
The team came across the appropriately (but unofficially) named species, "Opisthoteuthis adorabilis" off California's Pacific Coast. The scientists were almost done filming when they spot the tiny creature and quickly zoomed in.
In the video above, the scientist explains that this particular species of octopus has "beaks for mouths and their brains are donut-shaped and surround their esophagus. The researcher goes on to say that octopuses can't eat anything larger than their esophagus or they could risk damage to their brains."
After watching this video, we want our very own "Dumbo" octopus...so cute!
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