Deep-Sea Octopus

by | Jun 22, 2017 | Cephalopods, Reef, Science | 0 comments

octopusGood morning, I have a beautiful deep-sea octopus for you this morning all found in the Caribbean, many are found living in discarded bottles and all found by the Smithsonian Institution and Substation Curacao. Some of these are tiny and I guess they would have to be if they were living inside an bottle. Scientists from the Smithsonian now believe that these small octopus grab little hermit crabs and carry them back to their private bottle homes were they can eat without being disturbed that is unless a 2.5 million dollar submersible happens to pass by. Also many of these amazing creatures were found at or around the 850 foot mark so many of these you see here could be new species, we will again have to wait and see what the Smithsonian scientists come up with as far as DNA goes. I am running late for a long mtb ride, talk to again soon… Barry NEWER POST: MORE


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