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Isn't this Octopus Adorabilis?

A “new” species of octopus may be named Opistoteuthis adorabilis because it’s cute, although the decision is still up in the air. The tiny cephalopod from the depths of the ocean was first collected 20 years ago, but the honor of naming the species goes to the first scientist to classify and thoroughly describe it. That job went to  Stephanie Bush of the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute.

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There’s both science and “awww’ in this video from Science Friday. -via Digg


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