Marine biologists researching seamounts within the Pacific Ocean captured pictures of a glass octopus with clear pores and skin, providing researchers a uncommon view of the elusive sea creature.
Regardless of scientists realizing of its existence for greater than 100 years, the octopus Vitreledonella richardi has just a few seen options – its optic nerve, eyeballs, and digestive tract – and has been not often videotaped.
The video of this Glass Octopus (Vitreledonella richardi) was posted on Schmidt Ocean Institute’s Instagram web page on June 27.
“The Glass Octopus is an almost clear pelagic species of octopus discovered worldwide in tropical and subtropical latitudes. The one seen options of the octopus are its optic nerve, eyeballs, and digestive tract (the silvery piece within the center). All of those organs are oriented to minimise casting shadows from under, to maintain the animal hidden from predators,” reads the caption.
Throughout an expedition within the Phoenix Islands Archipelago, marine biologists aboard a research vessel for the Schmidt Ocean Institute, an oceanic analysis group, documented two sightings of the octopus.
The researchers spent 34 days surveying the seafloor at a excessive decision of virtually 30,000 sq. kilometres and filmed exploring 5 extra seamounts.
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