This is a tribute to the most marvelous, fascinating, & mind-blowing creature on Earth: the OCTOPUS. Credit to the source of anything posted here is given wherever possible (via caption or a click-through link on the image), unless it comes from me or I really can't locate attribution. 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-- although I do repeats from time to time, purposely or not!)
Deep-sea researchers led by Robert Ballard (best known for his 1985 discovery of the Titanic wreckage) have caught a rare, extended look at an uncharacteristically jumbo dumbo octopus, with the aid of a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) in the unlit depths of the Caribbean sea.