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

nanoteuthis

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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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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.
 

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hallucigenia;160331 said:
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.
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?)
 

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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!
 

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hallucigenia;160534 said:
THAT would be awesome. I suppose baby :gigas: are pretty cute too.
Come to think of it, baby anything is cute. Except maybe maggots and naked mole rats.

hallucigenia;160534 said:
Not an anime fan exactly, but acquainted with the vocabulary from knowing so many of them!
And now you know one more.... :grin:
 

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TaningiaDanae;160270 said:
(It really does look like a Pokemon.... "OCTOSQUEE, I CHOOSE YOU!" :heart:)
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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This thread is 5 years old, but I've tweeted it for the #cuteoff campaign :smile:
 

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