This deep sea octopus is being studied at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute. It is part of the genus Opisthoteuthis but the specific name is up to Stephanie Bush, the scientist working on describing this particular species.
Oh how I'd love to get a hug from a wee octopus!
Such an alluring dance, such a fun undersea party!
This guy is going for a quick stroll on land. Such an explorer!