An adorable species of octopus was discovered and it's basically a cartoon character
March 4, 2016 - Uncategorized
In one of science’s cutest recent discoveries, a deep-diving robot — associated with National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) ship Okeanos Explorer — has spotted what may be a new species of octopus
“It is almost certainly an undescribed species and may not belong to any described genus,” NOAA wrote in a blog post.
14,074 feet — or 4,290 meters — beneath the surface, this is the deepest point where an octopus of the incirrates suborder has ever been seen
“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.” Read more…