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Ridiculously Tiny Baby Octopus Riding Ocean Trash Is So, So Smol
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
A baby octopus the size of a pea was hitchhiking on a piece of plastic floating in the Pacific Ocean when Hawaiian researchers spotted it and scooped up the smol, smol cephalopod. Photos shared on Facebook by Hawaii's Kaloko-Honokōhau National Historical Park show the wee baby rescued from the trash and huddled in a plastic tub, its spotted arms curled daintily under its bulging eyes and mantle. Park researchers were monitoring coral reefs in August when they spotted the charismatic eight-armed stowaway on a piece of floating plastic debris, park representatives wrote on Facebook. read more


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