Video shows 1,000+ octopuses in Monterey Bay ๐Ÿ™

Each of those white dots is an octopus.

Hereโ€™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.

Excerpt:

Whatโ€™s better than one octopus?
A THOUSAND OF THEM
๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™!

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 โ€“ Muusoctopus robustus โ€“ 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]

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