“Japanese giant hornets have large yellow heads, enormous eyes, and they eat bees. ‘Eat’ is too polite. They grab European honeybees, rip off their heads, tear off limbs, throw those parts away and take the big, juicy middle piece (the thorax) back to their kids (the larvae). They are unstoppable.”
“And the amazing thing — amazing to me, anyway — is that what we’d spent 2,000 years drawing in our heads was actually there. We’d gotten it pretty much right!”
“When it gets dark, New York City turns on 88 7,000-watt xenon light bulbs to produce two powerful beams that shoot up, side by side, to remind us that once upon a time, two towers stood here, and then didn’t, and this is how we remember the day they came down — by looking up.”
“We are much, much closer to an answer than we have ever been in the history of the human species; we are on the cusp of knowing.”
The Nautilus Live crew encounters a Flapjack Octopus (Opisthoteuthis sp., most likely O. agassizii) with the ROV currently exploring the deep sea Anegada Passage in the Caribbean Sea.
*Although the species is identified as a “Dumbo Octopus” in the video, I decided to make a more specific identification for you ;)
Look at this little dude! (Or dudette! Or however octopi handle gender!)