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Tuesday, March 8, 2016

NEW Octopus Species: February 27, 2016

He's probably thinking, who the hell are you guys.
You've all probably heard by now about the recently discovered octopus species some are dubbing 'Casper the Friendly Ghost', found in the deep ocean floors off Hawaii. Well, here's a great video by oceanexplorergov, giving you a clear and crisp view of the now famous little creature...

During the first dive of the Okeanos Explorer 2016 Hohonu Moana: Exploring Deep Waters off Hawaii expedition to explore on the northeast side of Necker Island, the Deep Discoverer remotely operated vehicle encountered this octopus, which confused several of our shore based scientists who have never seen anything like it. Upon further review, this ghostlike octopod is almost certainly an undescribed species and may not belong to any yet-described genus.

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