Scientists find tiny baby octopus floating on Hawaii trash


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Scientists find tiny baby octopus floating on Hawaii trash
Associated Press
Published:
October 24, 2018
Updated:
October 24, 2018 9:56 PM EDT
This Aug. 1, 2018 photo provided by the National Park Service shows a baby octopus next to a woman's finger inside a plastic container at Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park in waters off Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. (Ashley Pugh/National Park Service via AP)
HONOLULU — Hawaii scientists found two tiny baby octopuses floating on plastic trash they were cleaning up as they monitored coral reefs.
Marine ecologist Sallie Beavers of Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park said Wednesday that the octopuses were the size of green peas.
She believes they were likely either day octopus or night octopus, both species commonly found off Hawaii. They can grow to 12 pounds (5.4 kilograms) as adults, with arm spans of 3 feet (1 metre.)
This Aug. 1, 2018 photo provided by the National Park Service shows intern Ashley Pugh posing with a baby octopus inside a plastic container at Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park in waters off Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. (Sallie Beavers/National Park Service via AP)
Scientists found them months ago, but the U.S. Interior Department highlighted them this week when it posted a photo of one on social media.
Octopus babies hide under logs and other floating debris until they’re a few months old. Beavers says one squirted a tiny bit of ink when they released it in the ocean.

http://torontosun.com/news/world/sci...n-hawaii-trash
 
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That is so sad, was mom going to be a single parent and that overwhelmed her so she abandoned the 'little guy'??

RIP, here are 4 hugs for you. (sharp intake of breath) It's alive, it's a miracle, now run away fast before some human kills you and eats you whole.