Aliens Everywhere: Video Of Baby Octopuses Hatching

June 2, 2016


Because they really are aliens, this is a video of a bunch of baby Pale Octopuses hatching from their eggs and getting their first taste of the constant terror that is life under the sea. Back me up, Sebastian. "I stay hidden under a rock all day long." See? And what about Flounder? "Eaten by a shark years ago." Dear God. And....Ariel? "Still living with that jerk with the legs." Dammit, I thought for sure they would have broken up by now. Seriously though, the whole shark issue -- King Triton should really handle that. They're out of control, why hasn't he done anything? "Accidentally sat on his trident so he's got other @ssholes to worry about now." Oh my!

Hit the jump for the video.

Thanks to Devon, who's convinced octopuses have such bulbous heads because they served as space helmets when they came swimming across the cosmos to inhabit earth. I believe that.

  • The_Wretched

    Octopi be hatching, Eemmiitt.

  • Emmitt Morgans


  • James Aames

    The shrimp at 1:42 is like "Fuck, I really took a wrong turn."

  • Professor Spookypop

    Filmed on location right outside R'lyeh.

  • Emmitt Morgans

    Inb4 someone tries to push that "octopi" BS...

    Languages change, but "octopi" is still not the accepted plural... so just wait until all the living Grammar Nazis are dead or move to Grammargentina, okay?

  • Norbi Whitney

    Welll.... mostly right. I do agree with you that it's stupid and I dislike hearing people use it, but you also killed your own argument with "Languages change".

    The form was created by belief that octopus is Latin and hence pluralized with an -i ending. But octopus comes from ancient Greek, so its plural should be octopodes. "Octopuses" is far more common and while the use of octopi can’t be justified on an etymological basis, it is not wrong. It is old enough and common enough to be considered an accepted variant.

    In other words, it's valid BECAUSE "Languages change". What is commonly used will eventually become the norm.

  • Emmitt Morgans

    Thanks for your reply, I forgot about "octopodes."

    The fact that language changes is why I wasn't being deadly serious and included the ridiculous compound word of "Grammargentina" in my comment.

  • Just like "thirsty" is now a synonym for desperation.

  • GeneralDisorder

    Grammargentina is the most clever thing I've read all week. What a sad pathetic week this has been.

  • Emmitt Morgans

    Wow, my condolences on the loss of your week.

    Should we just change the subject and argue about the death of a gorilla?

  • GeneralDisorder

    I suggest we build a shrine out its bones and pour its blood over the shrine as a warning to future gorillas not to mess with people.

  • Madz

    it's Octopi

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