New Species Of Octopus “Casper” Found In Pacific Ocean

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Scientists of NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) have found a rare new species of octopus about 4 kilometers or 2 miles deep in Pacific Ocean. Unlike other octopods, this one does not have any pigment cells and looks completely white and translucent. It has been named “Casper” after the ghost in the movie “Casper The Friendly Ghost”.

Casper the Friendly Octopus Photo (NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, Hohonu Moana 2016 via AP)
Casper the Friendly Octopus Photo (NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, Hohonu Moana 2016 via AP)

Michael Vacchione, one of the scientists of NOAA said that it is most certainly a new species of octopus. Sea octopuses are of two types cirrate or octopuses with fins are found in deep waters and incirrate or octopuses without fins are shallow water octopods. But Casper is incirrate and according to Michael Vecchione this is the deepest sigting of an incirrate octopus.

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