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New deep sea octopus filmed at record depth

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Meet Casper the friendly octopus. This ghostly mollusc, spotted last week at 4290 meters below the sea surface, is thought to be a new species. It also beats the depth record for this type of octopus.

https://www.newscien...of-4290-metres/

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Urisk

Very, very cool! Although they're using a heck of a lot of light are they not? I'm surprised that wee occy isn't scarpering for it's life.... unless it is, just very slowly...

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Galactic Goatman

First Dumbo and now Casper? Someone needs to name a octopus species "meany octo-guy" or something. These poor Cephalopods just can't catch a break, it's not their fault they are seen as cute. Oh well, at least they have Vampyroteuthis infernalis-Vampire Squid from Hell.

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Aitrui

@Urisk Yes I think that is a mad scramble for cover at 4.3km depth. :-)

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SD455GTO

Poor bugger, must have practically gone blind at first when the lights went on. Otherwise, deep sea life is most fascinating.

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Crabby Kitten

This is very cute.

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rattpoison

That's a pretty cool looking octopus. I read in a different publication that scientists feel that it could be a new type of octopus. I wonder when we will know if it actually is. I really do like the color scheme, though.

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schizoid78

Look pretty fake, the light is perfect, and at over 4000 meters deep down water there is no light at all.

Or else why creating a so much fake representation of the reality? Dumb

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Alaric

First Dumbo and now Casper? Someone needs to name a octopus species "meany octo-guy" or something. These poor Cephalopods just can't catch a break, it's not their fault they are seen as cute. Oh well, at least they have Vampyroteuthis infernalis-Vampire Squid from Hell.

"Wait, wait... I got it: 'Dr. Octopus'"

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Mantis914

Cephalopods are awesome. This little octopus looks totally nonchalant however he may be nonplussed...

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Summerin1905

its just too cute!

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