AHH-mazing AHA! Discovery for March 2016: Marine Scientists Discover a New Species of Octopod

by AquaNew on March 22, 2016

in Science / Research

noaa-1603incirrate-larger_wide-63a96b4e429c16d072a6e94e266f1b9cf4a411df-s800-c85Isn’t it AHH-mazing? After all this time living on planet Earth, we’re still making discoveries. This time, the scientific team operating NOAA’s Deep Discoverer ROV (remotely operated vehicle) discovered an octopod more than 2 ½ miles underwater in the Pacific Ocean near Hawaii. Scientists found what may be a new species and possibly a new genus – a ghostlike octopod they are lovingly referring to as “Casper.” CLICK HERE to read more about this AHH-mazing creature.

The “telepresence” technology used by NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) allowed real-time video of “Casper” to be shared with the on-ship team, additional marine scientists located in other parts of the World, as well as followers with an internet connection. CLICK HERE to read more about NOAA’s Deep Discoverer Program.

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CLICK HERE to read about our past AHH-mazing AHA! Discoveries.

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Photo: Courtesy of NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, Hohonu Moana 2016.

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