Happy Birthday Tiny Cuttlefish!
Time: two hours
Octo buddie all ready for action.
Dumbo octopod hatchling, soo cute.
Filmed on-board NOAA ship Ronald H. Brown on 31 August 2005.
Credit: Timothy M. Shank [youtube video]
This cuttie is a baby Caribbean reef octopus, shifting color as soon as it hatches. This proves once more the natural capabilities of the octopuses for camouflage. This one was responding to the black tabletop beneath its tank.
“It was going into an instant camouflage as soon as it came out of the egg,”
The original video was posted by the Virginia Aquarium.