HONOLULU – Researchers found two small baby calves floating on plastic freight as they cleaned when they monitored the coral reefs outside the Kona Coast.
The marine ecologist Sallie Beavers in Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park said Wednesday that the octopus was the size of green peas.
She thinks they were likely either day octopus or night octopus, both species usually found outside Hawaii. They can grow to 12 pounds as adults, with 3 volt arm stresses.
Researchers found them a few months ago, but the US Department of Interior highlighted this week when it published a photo on one on social media.
Octopus infants hide under logs and other floating rubbish until they are a few months old. Beavers says that they sprayed a little ink when they let it in the ocean.