NOAA ROV Discovers a Very Deep and Adorable New Octopus

Main report:
Other Reporting: YouTube NOAA, New Scientist, Mashable, Examiner, CNN
Scientific Paper: NOAA   
Categories: Invertebrates | New Species

 Image courtesy of NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, Hohonu Moana 2016.

“As the ROV was traversing a flat area of rock interspersed with sediment at 4,290 meters, it came across a remarkable little octopod sitting on a flat rock dusted with a light coat of sediment,” NOAA wrote. “The appearance of this animal was unlike any published records and was the deepest observation ever for this type of cephalopod.”

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