We all know and love Ursula.


She’s definitely among the top five Disney villains of all time. Just look at her! She’s breathtaking.

But have you ever wondered what Ursula would look like if The Little Mermaid had taken place in different parts of the ocean?

Thankfully, aquarists at the ~legendary~ Monterey Bay Aquarium in Monterey, California — Alicia Bitondo, Chris Payne, and Bret Grasse — knew exactly how to help.

In a tropical ocean, Ursula might have been modeled after the wonderpus octopus.


The wonderpus is named for its WONDERful (get it?) coloration. Ursula would have had no problem seducing Prince Eric with all that extra legginess.

Page 1 of 3