Video shows 1,000+ octopuses in Monterey Bay ?

Each of those white dots is an octopus.

Here's a closer view of one of them.

And here's the video and story behind it from NOAA's Office of National Marine Sanctuaries.


What's better than one octopus?

While diving in the deep waters of Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, researchers aboard the E/V Nautilus came across more than a THOUSAND octopuses! These octopuses – Muusoctopus robustus – were in a likely brooding posture. They were tucked into nooks in the seafloor with their arms inverted, covering their bodies and white egg clusters.

[GIF 1 description: Many white octopuses resting on the seafloor. GIF 2: An octopus rests on the seafloor and displays her siphon through her arms. GIFs/video credit: Ocean Exploration Trust/NOAA]