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‘Ghostlike’ and Possibly New Species of Octopus Spotted off Hawaii

Scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration think they may have spotted a new species of octopus. The discovery came February 27 off Neckler Island in the Hawaiian Archipelago, in water over 4,000 meters deep, during the first dive of 2016 by NOAA’s Okeanos Explorer. While exploring the area, Okeanos’ remotely-operated vehicle, Deep Discoverer, spotted the deep-sea octopod perched on a flat rock some 4,290 meters deep. According to NOAA, “the appearance of...

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