These creatures are found at depths between 3,600 to 9,000 feet and they vary so much in appearance researchers thought they may be separate species.
"If she is dreaming, this is a dramatic moment. You could almost narrate the body changes and narrate the dream," the scientist said.
Jamie Bisceglia said she thought the photo op might win her a prize at a fishing derby Friday in Tacoma, news station KIRO reported.
"You can see lines of octopuses snaking up this formation of volcanic rock," one scientist said.
The delightful baby cephalopods were about the size of garden peas.
Discovery that octopuses react in same way to drug as humans indicates there is an ancient evolutionary pathway promoting social behavior.
A giant Pacific octopus became a national sensation in Japan after it correctly predicted that the country would win against Colombia, draw with Senegal and lose to Poland.
Achilles the psychic cat dismissed expert opinions and predicted glory for the hosts in Thursday's game against Saudi Arabia.
Scientists have discovered hundreds of unidentified pink octopuses, and yes, that is the correct plural, at a hot undersea rock crack.
The material could make great military camouflage devices.
Does it look like Dumbo to you?
The synthetic skin isn't perfect, but it should be good enough to fool an octopus.
Cuttlefish have never been observed so viciously fighting over a mate in the wild.
Leipzig's Oobi-Ooobi is no Paul the octopus.
Staff found octopus marks leading to the drainpipe and out into the ocean.
Including the biggest, smallest and most deadly of the creatures.
The larger Pacific striped octopus is social and females live a long time.