Baby Epaulette Shark, courtesy of Zooborns. Follow the link for more photos.
I found this tiny octopus last week, clinging to a piece of sargassum weed 20 miles off the coast of Long Island, NY. I don’t know if he would have survived with the schools of hungry Mahi Mahi and Triggerfish hovering just below the weed line, but he is adjusting well in my lab at Suffolk County Community College. He is growing fast and munching on the invasive Japanese Shore Crab Hemigrapsus sanguineus.
Octopus caught in sargassum weed about 20 miles offshore on Long Island, NY