This Just In: Coctopus

[*Note: Cuteporter Jen wrote us today and told us, “Did you know today is Octopus Awareness Day? Sorry, I don’t have any Cute Octopus pics to share, but I’m sure you can use one from your archives. Or that famous video of the coconut-carrying octopus! [We did. -Ed.] I love your site. It’s the only thing that keeps me sane sometimes.” Happy to oblige with this Encore Presentaysh written by Prongs, from December 15th, 2009. -Ed.]

Well, here’s something you don’t see everyday. Our friends over at National Geographic report that octopuses have been discovered tip-toeing with coconut-shell halves suctioned to their undersides, then reassembling the halves and disappearing inside for protection.

Pretty amazing stuff.

Check out the full story here.

Thanks, Marilyn T.

Colour His World

Watch this little Day Octopus change color colour! And he never runs out of that expensive HP printer ink, either!

THIS JUST IN: Stack O’ Flapjacks: The Video!

Last month, we showed you this Cute Little Dude, but there wasn’t any video.

Yet.

Happy to say that is NOT a problem now. Monterey Bay Aquarium just released this moments ago.

P.S. The video says “You may know it better as the inspiration for the animated character Pearl in “Finding Nemo.”

I’ll Have A Stack O’ Flapjacks Please

GET OUT!

What is this little dude?

None other than a Flapjack Octopus, now starring at the Monterey Bay Aquarium.

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First photo as seen here by MBARI. Second photo ©Monterey Bay Aquarium/Tyson V. Rininger. Jennifer A. reports: “I want to go under the waves for Sea Snorgling with Squeedorable Cephalopods!” Sounds like a PLAN.

Mr. Potato Head the Octospud

Prepare to meet …. Mr. Angry Eyes! (pulls shoes out of butt) rawr rawr rawr aarrgg!

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An octopus curls up into a ball, photographed by remote sub in deep-sea canyons off the northeastern U.S. coast. CNN Deep Sea Gallery

Aw You Made Me INK

Sometimes The World Of QTE is quite tiny, indeed. Let’s take a look at the email sent by Shannon J.

“My pet octopus, Harry, surprised me this week….and had a bunch of teeny babies! I call them “Inklets” and they are the cutest little Blobby Cephalopods you have ever seen! Harry turned out to be a Harriet. [When Harry met…Harriet? -Ed] Her Inklets took over the tank!”

DERPS

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I Think I Can…I Think I Can…

Just gotta make it over the rock, and then it’s OCEAN CITY! Take it away, Parry Gripp!

Spotted on the Monterey Bay Aquarium Twitter feed.

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