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Ghost-like octopus discovered

Monday, March 07, 2016 - 00:34

A potentially new species of octopus has been found off the coast of Hawaii by scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Okeanos Explorer. Rough Cut - Subtitled (no reporter narration).

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SUBTITLED ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) A set of scientists and researchers from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Okeanos Explorer have claimed what they think could be an entirely new species of octopus. The creature was filmed by the crew on February 27, 2016 off the coast of Hawaii and was described as 'ghost-like' by the crew because of it's pale appearance (due to the lack of of pigment cells). The octopus's white appearance has led it being dubbed 'Casper the friendly ghost' on social media. The Okeanos Explorer found the octopus by accident when they launched their remotely operated vehicle (ROV) to collect geological samples from the sea floor.

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Ghost-like octopus discovered

Monday, March 07, 2016 - 00:34