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Watch an Amazing 'Ghost Octopus' Discovered in the Deep Sea

The deep sea just got a little spookier with the discovery of a ghostly octopod off the Hawaiian archipelago.

A remotely operated vehicle with the Okeanos Explorer, a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration ship, captured the pale cephalopod swimming slowly about 2.6 miles (4.3 kilometers) deep. (See "Weird New Ghostshark Found; Male Has Sex Organ on Head.") 

Michael Vecchione, a NOAA zoologist working for the Smithsonian Institution, was excited when he saw the video pop up on the Explorer's live feed, which is also available online for the public.

"I knew it didn’t look like anything that’s been documented in the scientific literature," Vecchione says.  

Read more about the "Ghost Octopus" here at this website link :

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/03/160304-ghost-octopus-science-animals-oceans/?utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=Social&utm_content=link_fb20160305news-octopodphotog&utm_campaign=Content&sf22011642=1k : 

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