Watch These Scientists Geek Out Over This Cute-as-Hell Octopus

Hey, it’s Monday, and no matter how much you may or may not like your job, that just kind of sucks! Here to cure your case of the Mondays is the crew of the EV Nautilus as they geek out over this crazy cute Flapjack Octopus. Fun!

For the uninitiated, the EV Nautilus is basically a mix between the starship Enterprise and the Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou. The ship is led by Dr. Robert Ballard, who, yes, is as white as you are imagining. According to Wikipedia, the Nautilus is “on a global mission of exploration,” which, sure, yeah. Along the way they make make these bomb-ass YouTube videos.

Some favourites include:

The time they ran into a sperm whale

When they found a dead whale on the ocean floor

And the googly-eyed stubby squid they found this summer.