Researchers at the Schmidt Institute for the Oceans I managed to capture a video of a rare glass-like octopus Because it is almost completely transparent.
Scientists have found the mailThis mysterious “glass” octopus, translucent, during an expedition to a group of remote islands in the Pacific Ocean.
The crew of the research vessel Valcor from the Schmidt Ocean Instituteمحيط Transparent octopus spotted on a 34-day journey To plot more than 30 thousand square kilometers of the ocean floor around the archipelago of the Phoenix Islands.
Take pictures glass octopus That only shows the eyeballs, the optic nerve, and the digestive system.
Before this expedition, There were limited pictures of the glass octopus, forcing scientists to identify the animal by studying samples found in the intestinal contents of predators.
In the material they uploaded to their YouTube channel, you can also watch cMouth, stingray and whale shark, an ancient deep-sea species that can reach 12 meters in length.
The team conducted a major study of coral reefs as part of their journey to find more information about them How corals respond to damage and the scars they form.
The Phoenix Islands are a group of sparsely populated atolls located in the Pacific Ocean, east of the Gilbert Islands, west of the Line Islands, and north of Samoa. It was discovered by Fernando de Magallanes in 1520.
“It has been so inspiring to help document the biodiversity of the unexplored seamounts On the high seas and in American waters, the expedition’s chief scientist, Dr Randy Ruttjan of Boston University, said.