"Females of this unusual octopus species sequester themselves in thin, translucent shells with which they drift across the open seas. Paper nautiluses, also called argonauts, secrete the shells to serve as cases for their eggs—but it has recently been discovered that they also function as air-trapping ballast tanks, which allow the cephalopods to hang effortlessly in the water column without sinking. Clever octopodes!"

Females of this unusual octopus species sequester themselves in thin, translucent shells with which they drift across the open seas. Paper nautiluses, also called argonauts, secrete the shells to serve as cases for their eggs.

Behold the Flapjack Octopus! Does this octopus look familiar? The “flapjack octopus” is a rarely observed, deep-sea species.

Scientist Wants to Name This Cute Octopus Species ‘Adorabilis’

A newly discovered fist-sized pink octopus may be named 'adorabilis' for its cute appearance.

New Octopus Species Scientists: Possible New Octopus Species Found Near Hawaii

A small, ghostlike, deep sea octopus discovered last week at feet off the coast of Hawaii (Image courtesy of NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, Hohonu Moana

A newly-hatched #octopus frees itself from its ruptured egg case. …

A newly-hatched octopus frees itself from its ruptured egg case. The female cares for her eggs until they hatch. Photo by Robert Sisson

Dumbo octopus - Grimpoteuthis or the dumbo octopus is the deepest living of all octopus species. It got its name for its ear-like fins, which loosely resemble those of the Disney character, Dumbo the Flying Elephant.

Grimpoteuthis or the dumbo octopus is the deepest living of all octopus species. It got its name for its ear-like fins, which loosely resemble those of the Disney character, Dumbo the Flying Elephant.

Scientists may call this unnamed octopus species "Opisthoteuthis Adorabilis." - photo from Science Friday, via Twisted Sifter;  This species has big eyes, gelatinous skin, and a well-developed web between its arms. This site also has a video about the research going on about them at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute in Monterey, CA.

Isn’t this Octopus Adorabilis? “What do you call an tiny octopus with big eyes, gelatinous skin and is cute as a button? Stephanie Bush of the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research.

Migas (Aberration)(Huge) – While most octopus species live in the ocean, the bizarre Migas is only found in deep lakes and swamps. While all octopus species have only eight tentacles, these aberrations have around twenty tentacles. When they spot prey they rip it apart in a splash of blood, gore and tentacles, they can flatten their own bodies and can hide in even the smallest of lakes. (African)

Bones has a phaser that he can shoot at Giant Octopus. Giant Octopus may be big but after some phaser fire then Giant Octopus is gone. This Octopus isn't doing good.

Social Octopus Species Shatters Beliefs About Ocean Dwellers

Larger Pacific Striped Octopus displaying stripes and spots (Richard Ross)

Would you just look at him? Sprung to life out of a Pixar movie, the ghostly little fella pictured above was discovered last month by Deep Discoverer, the deep-diving robot that travels with NOAA’s Okeanos Explorer. Spotted 4,290 meters beneath the surface, it’s the deepest observation of a so-called incirrate octopus ever, and it might be a new species.

Deep-Diving Robot Discovers Mysterious and Adorable Octopus Species

Deep Discoverer, the deep-diving robot that travels with NOAA’s Okeanos Explorer. Spotted meters beneath the surface, it’s the deepest observation of a so-called incirrate octopus ever, and it might be a new species.

The glass octopus (above), also known as Vitreledonella richardi, is a transparent, gelatinous, and almost colorless octopod found worldwide in tropical and subtropical seas. Description from techeblog.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

The glass octopus (above), also known as Vitreledonella richardi, is a transparent, gelatinous, and almost colorless octopod found worldwide in tropical and subtropical seas.

Octopus macropus, also known as the Atlantic White-spotted Octopus, White-spotted Octopus,[1] Grass Octopus or Grass scuttle, is an octopus species native to at least the Mediterranean Sea

Octopus macropus, also known as the Atlantic White-spotted Octopus, White-spotted Octopus, Grass Octopus or Grass scuttle, is an octopus species native to at least the Mediterranean Sea. So intelligent.

The common octopus is the most studied of all octopus species. Its range in the eastern Atlantic extends from the Mediterranean Sea and the southern coast of England to at least Senegal in Africa. [wikipedia]

The common octopus is the most studied of all octopus species. Its range in the eastern Atlantic extends from the Mediterranean Sea and the southern coast of England to at least Senegal in Africa.

DNA Finds New Octopus Species Hiding in Plain Sight By Katherine Harmon Courage | July 15, 2014

DNA Finds New Octopus Species Hiding in Plain Sight By Katherine Harmon Courage

Fine art illustration of various species of octopus Species featured: ATLANTIC OCTOPUS (Octopus vulgaris) BLUE-RINGED OCTOPUS (Hapalochlaena maculosa) CALIFORNIA TWO-SPOT OCTOPUS (Octopus bimaculoides) GIANT PACIFIC OCTOPUS (Octopus dofleini) LARGER PACIFIC STRIPED OCTOPUS

Fine art illustration of various species of octopus Species featured: ATLANTIC OCTOPUS (Octopus vulgaris) BLUE-RINGED OCTOPUS (Hapalochlaena maculosa) CALIFORNIA TWO-SPOT OCTOPUS (Octopus bimaculoides) GIANT PACIFIC OCTOPUS (Octopus dofleini) LARGER PACIFIC STRIPED OCTOPUS

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