The first dive of the expedition fell on #OctopusFriday, and we were not disappointed at our dive on Farallon de Medinilla. This octopus didn’t stick around log, but it offered us a brief glimpse of how octopods move across the seafloor.

The first dive of the expedition fell on #OctopusFriday, and we were not disappointed at our dive on Farallon de Medinilla. This octopus didn’t stick around long, but it offered us a brief glimpse of how octopods move across the seafloor. Image courtesy of the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research.

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