We know you’re probably sick of cute octopus videos at this point but please, bear with us.
Apparently the babies went dark straight away because it was so freakin’ weird they were firing off chromatophores (colour-changing cells) like nobody’s business.
It seemed like the stress of hatching caused the chromatophores to fire almost immediately before settling down. (All the hatches we witnessed had the same progression.)
— Virginia Aquarium (@VAAquarium) February 7, 2018
Name a cuter mollusc than these little babies — that’s right, you can’t! Unless of course you name the Flamboyant Cuttlefish…