On another note, the Pelagic Lab caught a deep sea octopus the other day! It was alive when they brought it back and so they let me keep it with my others to see if it would survive and also to figure out what species it was. Sadly, she only lasted three days as it refused to eat anything I put in there. Not live crabs I caught with my own bare hands, not succulent raw shrimp, nothing. However, I did get some great pictures. I am pretty sure it is Graneledone pacifica. What do you think? It's definitely less red, but has the same bumpy mantle, no ink sac, and a gigantic head. It lost color as the days went by, so it may have become more orange even as it was coming up from the depths. It came up on their anchor from about 700ft down! But it also kind of looks like Bathypolypus arcticus but those guys usually live in the Atlantic ocean...
Here's the Graneledone pacifica
Here is Bathypolypus arcticus
And here's the little girl the Pelagic Lab found (they took to calling her Octopus Prime)
Of course, I got a genetics sample so maybe we can see if it's really what I think it is or something new!