Stop And Admire This Charismatic, Saucer-Eyed Octopus

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This fetching creature comes courtesy of the NOAA Okeanos Explorer Program,"Our Deepwater Backyard: Exploring Atlantic Canyons and Seamounts."

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The caption on NOAA's Flickr photostream page notes:

As we prepared to leave the seafloor at Physalia Seamount, ROV Deep Discoverer came across this photogenic octopus. What a great way to end a dive!

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More striking photos from the October 2014 dive here.

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Aww, it's so cute! I want a plushie version of this photo!

Let me guess: it can paralyse me and leave me to drown, can't it? :) Cute widdle poisonous octosmooshiekins...