"I knew it didn't look like anything that's been documented in the scientific literature." That's what Michael Vecchione, a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration zoologist working for the Smithsonian Institution, told National Geographic after he got his first glimpse of an unusual looking octopus on an NOAA ship's live feed. The animal turned out to be part of what is likely an entirely new species, and was nicknamed the "ghost octopus."
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Written by Curiosity Staff May 31, 2016
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