Marine Biologists Find Tiny Octopus Riding Ocean Trash

February 7, 2022

During a surface break from coral reef monitoring, Kaloko-Honokōhau National Historical Park marine biologists noticed something small when they picked up several items of floating plastic marine debris.

baby octopus
Credit: Kaloko-Honokōhau National Historical Park Hawaii

A beautiful little octopus.

baby octopus
Credit: Kaloko-Honokōhau National Historical Park Hawaii

The baby octopus was about the size of a pea.

baby octopus
Credit: Kaloko-Honokōhau National Historical Park Hawaii

After posing for a few pictures, the octopus was released "safe and sound in a small protected space" by a member of the Geoscientists in Parks dive team.

baby octopus
Credit: Kaloko-Honokōhau National Historical Park Hawaii

Click Here For The Most Popular On Sunny Skyz

LIKE US ON FACEBOOK!