This is a tribute to the most marvelous, fascinating, & absolutely mind-blowing creature on Earth: THE OCTOPUS. Credit to the source of anything posted here is given wherever possible (either via caption or a click-through link on the image), unless it comes from me or I really can't locate attribution. Also, reader submissions can be added on the 'Submit' page. If you submit a found image, etc. & it isn't published, chances are it's because it was posted here before. As a side-note, my personal & non-cephalopod related Tumblr can be found here. ♥
“When we picked up the shell from the ROV’s arm, to our surprise, a small octopus came out of the shell… and after one minute thousands of octopus larvae started to stream out of the shell. The octopus eggs were hatching!”
Read more about National Geographic photographer Enric Sala’s experience watching octopuses hatch!