New Weird Octopus Discovered During Deep-sea Dive

A NOAA ROV stumbled on a little cephalopod that is widely considered as a novice to science.

At about 4,290 meters below the ocean surface area, the ROV Deep Discoverer discovered an amazing small octopod perched on a rock shelf. Called “Casper” by an avid social media comment, this person is uncharacteristic among octopus species earlier documented at this deepness. Before this dive , incirrate octopods, the cluster to which they belongs, were documented at optimum depths of under 4,000 meters. Those observed beyond this level are cirrate octopods, similar to the dumbo octopuses.

Both of these groups are recognized by several physical features. The cirrate octopods possess a couple of fins on their top and display fingerlike protrusions from their suckers, known as cirri, in which they are called. Incirrate octopods, additionally accurate their name, do not own these protrusions along with fins, and look like shallow-water varieties a lot of people know, such as the typical octopus (Octopus vulgaris).