New (and squeeable!) Octo species found off Newfoundland coast

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  1. nanoteuthis

    nanoteuthis Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Supporter

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    This still-unnamed species of cutiepus -- whose photo also turned up on the Daily Squee site -- was recently discovered by a Spanish/Canadian scientific team using an ROV off the Newfoundland coast:

    Purple Octopus

    (It really does look like a Pokemon.... "OCTOSQUEE, I CHOOSE YOU!" :heart:)
     
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    Jean Colossal Squid Supporter

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    awwwwwwwwwwwwwww!
     
  3. hallucigenia

    hallucigenia O. bimaculoides Supporter

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    That is absurdly cute. I wonder if it's full-grown? It's got that chibi look, but then again so do adult bobtail squid, so who knows.
     
  4. nanoteuthis

    nanoteuthis Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Supporter

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    I was wondering the same thing myself.... wouldn't it be a hoot if it actually grew into a mutant Haliphron atlanticus with a 50-foot armspan and a beak like a pterodactyl? :sagrin:

    PS: "Chibi" reference WIN! (Would you happen to be an anime fan too?)
     
  5. hallucigenia

    hallucigenia O. bimaculoides Supporter

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    THAT would be awesome. I suppose baby :gigas: are pretty cute too.

    Not an anime fan exactly, but acquainted with the vocabulary from knowing so many of them!
     
  6. nanoteuthis

    nanoteuthis Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Supporter

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    Come to think of it, baby anything is cute. Except maybe maggots and naked mole rats.

    And now you know one more.... :grin:
     
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    Level_Head Vampyroteuthis Registered

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    When I saw this creature, I immediately thought of you. I almost posted it here before deciding to check your recent posts.
     
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    tonmo Titanites Staff Member Webmaster Moderator

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    This thread is 5 years old, but I've tweeted it for the #cuteoff campaign :smile:
     
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