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Scientists want to name this unbelievably cute octopus "Adorabilis"

Scientists want to name this unbelievably cute octopus "Adorabilis"

From movies to comics to literature, the octopuses of this world tend to get a pretty bad rap—but the goggled-eyed flapjack octopus shows us a sweet, cartoonish side of the cephlapod species. Scientists have only been aware of the creatures, which live some 1,400 feet below the ocean’s surface, since the early 1990s—and now one researcher at Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) has the privilege of being the first to formally describe the unusual octopus. So endeared to the unbelievably cute sea creature, she is considering the name

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