We found Pearl! The flapjack octopus is a rarely observed, deep-sea species, but you may know it better as the inspiration for the animated character Pearl in Finding Nemo. It was collected by our sister organization, the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, and it’s on exhibit now in our Tentacles special exhibition.
Animal Crossing people check out this neat little octopus! If you ever visit California the Monterey Bay Aquarium is the best place to see loads of fish and sea creatures!