1. Artor says

    It looks like somebody liked it, so they put a ring on it. A whole lot of rings!
    Why are mommy’s tentacles so short?

  2. Ariaflame, BSc, BF, PhD says

    It’s also very hard to work out size in these sort of photos, blue ringed octopuses are actually fairly small, small enough that one could wrap itself around a snorkel and not be noticed until it’s too late.

    Like many such things though they’re mostly dangerous when provoked. Look, they even put warning rings on it! Not sure how many of those eggs actually survive to full adulthood.

  3. Lofty says

    I saw one of those crawl out of a coke can that had been lobbed up on the beach by an enthusiastic snorkeller.