Ghost octopus found

An underwater research craft has spotted a “ghostlike” octopus at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean.

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The milky white creature was caught on cameras mounted on the craft as it explored at a depth of 4290 metres.

Describing the animal as an incirrate octopod, one of two main groupings of octopods, Scientistsย said it was the first time an incirrate was spotted so deep in the ocean.

 

Its appearance led some social mediaย users to say it resembled the cartoon character Casper the Friendly Ghost.

Last week’s discovery came during the first dive of the 2016 season from the Okeanos Explorer, a ship that explores little-known parts of the oceans.

They came across the octopod near Necker Island, or Mokumanamana, on the northwestern end of the Hawaiian Archipelago.

Ghost Octopus Discovered

 

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Netballgirl
Netballgirl
4 years ago

Awesome!!!! I wish I could see one!!!!

sweet
sweet
4 years ago

arrrrrrrr

Eramiha
Eramiha
4 years ago

Hi, does the ghost octopus glow in the dark? What makes the octopus so ghost like? Have you given it a name? suggestions: Ghostsopus Squashy
From C5 aliens.

sam
sam
4 years ago

cool

shakeel
shakeel
4 years ago

OCTOPUSS

thomas
4 years ago

it was cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

tylah
tylah
4 years ago

This is so interesting it’s great to see that someone has discovered another type of species of Octapus.

Finn
4 years ago

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RapidWrestler11
RapidWrestler11
4 years ago

This is so cool. I want to see it close-up.

Tessa123
4 years ago

that’s sooo cute and cool.

Xavier from paparimu school
Xavier from paparimu school
4 years ago

pretty cool ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚
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chippa
4 years ago

Lol

HARRYPOTTERANDPERCYJACKSONFANFOREEVER
4 years ago

ITS SO CUTE AND COOL NATURES SO INTERESTING! :0 :0 ๐Ÿ˜‰

Hi
Hi
4 years ago

So cool!!! I want to see that for real

Leo
Leo
4 years ago

so cool and cute

kate
4 years ago

why that is cool

campbell
4 years ago

illumanati!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ruby
Ruby
4 years ago

Wow really weird ๐Ÿ˜

shanay
4 years ago

What, never heard of those before
those sound creepy

shanay
4 years ago

What, never heard of those before

Crumble
Crumble
4 years ago

OMG so awesome!!! I understand why some people think he looks like he’s got a resemblance to Casper the friendly ghost!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ :p xD :3

Adam7
Adam7
4 years ago

I want this as my pet!

Bioshock
Bioshock
4 years ago

Omg were can I get one of those.

caitlyn
caitlyn
4 years ago

cool???!!!

Bonnie
4 years ago

WERD,but COOL, not cute๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽโœด๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ…๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ—ป๐Ÿก๐ŸŽ€๐Ÿ—ผโœ”๐Ÿฃ.

henry
henry
4 years ago

so cute ๐Ÿ™‚

to cute so don’t cry

Lauren
Lauren
4 years ago

I don’t think it is a ghostlike octopus. It might be just white . But it was coooooooooooooooooooool
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Stephanie
Stephanie
4 years ago

epic! I wish I had a pet octopus!

Octopus lover
Octopus lover
4 years ago

wow I would like one! who else?

Natalie
Natalie
4 years ago

Wow very interesting I wonder if any more will be found?

Anneke Hardie
Anneke Hardie
4 years ago

Scientifically it is a normal octopus that can change colour ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ™๐Ÿปit is a Octopus otherwise ๐Ÿ‘ Will run 2 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡บ And back to nz ๐Ÿ’ฉ

Flamari
Flamari
4 years ago

epic i am so amazed

isabelle
4 years ago

creepy or cute

i find it zoo cut ๐Ÿ™‚

daniel
daniel
4 years ago

weirid

Dylan
4 years ago

cool

Coolgirl52
Coolgirl52
4 years ago

It’s sooooo cool and it is real ghost like i want to see it

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