We know you are probably sick of cute octopus videos in this point but please, bear with us.
Apparently the babies went dim straight away because it was so freakin’ bizarre they were firing chromatophores (colour-changing cells) like nobody’s business.
It appeared like hatching’s stress led to the chromatophores prior to settling down to fire almost instantly. (All the hatches we seen had the exact same progression.)
— Virginia Aquarium (@VAAquarium) February 7, 2018
Title a cuter mollusc than these little babies — that’s right, you can’t! Unless of course you name that the Flamboyant Cuttlefish…