NOAA Scientists Find 'Ghostlike' Octopod Off Hawaii, Believe It's A New Species

March 5, 2016 3:21 PM

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Scientists have spotted a spooky "ghostlike" octopod deep in the waters off Hawaii — but could this curious creature be an entirely new species?

The scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration who spotted the "remarkable little octopod," which is a translucent white color, last weekend while collecting geological samples with a remote-operated vehicle on Necker Ridge in the Hawaiian Archipelago believe so.

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