FLORIDA: These are the adorable first images of newborn octopus hatchlings, which, even with their eight legs, are still smaller than a penny.

The octopi hatched overnight between March 17 and March 18 at the Mote Marine Laboratory, in Sarasota in Florida. The species of octopus - a Caribbean pygmy - are typically nocturnal, with the babies often hiding in order to avoid predators. According to staff, the mother octopus arrived at the marine lab after she had already mated.  The octopi are born fully intact and can hunt almost immediately.–DM