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Dive 1: February 27, 2016

During the first dive of the expedition to explore on the northeast side of Necker Island, the Deep Discoverer remotely operated vehicle encountered this octopus, which confused several of our shore based scientists who have never seen anything like it. Upon further review, this ghostlike octopod is almost certainly an undescribed species and may not belong to any yet-described genus.

Video courtesy of the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, 2016 Hohonu Moana.

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