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Glass Octopus Captured on Camera

By NowThis Earth Published on July 15, 2021

This rarely-seen glass octopus was caught on camera.

The clear sea creature was filmed by an underwater robot during an expedition off of the Phoenix Islands, more than 3,200 miles northeast of Sydney, Australia.

Little is known about the unique cephalopods aside from the fact that they live in tropical and subtropical areas of the deep ocean. Glass octopuses are so elusive that they were unknown to science until 1918.

‘Expeditions like these teach us why we need to increase our efforts to restore and better understand marine ecosystems everywhere—because the great chain of life that begins in the ocean is critical for human health and wellbeing,’ said Wendy Schmidt, the co-founder of the Schmidt Ocean Institute to Live Science.

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This rarely-seen glass octopus was caught on camera.

The clear sea creature was filmed by an underwater robot during an expedition off of the Phoenix Islands, more than 3,200 miles northeast of Sydney, Australia.