December 13th, 2010 | By Thomas Lennartz | Filed in Current Events, IN THE NEWS
The editors at National Geographic voted this purple little octopus one of the ‘Ten Weirdest New Animals’ of 2010. It’s one of 11 potential new species discovered off Canada’s Atlantic coast by researchers doing deep-sea exploration. You can check out the researcher’s blog here, and view more great photos of recent deep sea discoveries from the same area on National Geographic’s website.
I personally find this cute octopus way less weird than some of their other choices, which include a very odd looking bat and a shudder-worthy three-inch long leech.