Scientists discover ‘ghost’ octopus, call it as ‘Casper’

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Scientists discover ‘ghost’ octopus, call it as ‘Casper’

Late last month near Hawaii, scientists saw something unlike anything they’ve ever seen before. A ghost – but one with eight tentacles!

The creature appears to have translucent, ghost-like skin, earning it the nickname ‘Casper’. A submersible robot from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) found the little octopus. It was just sitting on a rock bed four kilometres underwater off the coast of Necker Island.

The agency said that the octopod finding was the deepest observation ever for this kind of marine animal. ‘It is almost certainly an undescribed species and may not belong to any described genus’.

Who knew ghosts would be so cute?

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