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World's deepest octopus captured on camera

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The deepest ever sighting of an octopus has been made by cameras on the Indian Ocean floor.

The animal was spotted 7,000m down in the Java Trench - almost 2km deeper than the previous reliable recording.

Researchers, who report the discovery in the journal Marine Biology, say it's a species of "Dumbo" octopus.

The name is a nod to the prominent ear-like fins just above these animals' eyes that make them look like the 1940s Disney cartoon character.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-52839678

https://edition.cnn.com/2020/05/29/world/deepest-octopus-intl-scli-scn/index.html

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quiXilver

Wow, that's over 4 miles under the surface... !

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