Watch: Beautiful octopus awes researchers
Deep-sea scientists are going gaga over a beautiful octopus seen in a new video from research vessel E/V Nautilus.
The video released by the team on YouTube shows an octopus which seems like dancing.
The team believes the octopus is part of the scientific family Cirroteuthidae, though they’re unsure of the exact species.
Cirroteuthidae are known to inhabit remote depths near the ocean floor ― this one in particular was spotted at a depth of about 5,250 feet. The video was shot during exploration near Baker Island, an atoll in the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument.
The Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument is located south of the Hawaiian Island archipelago in a remote area of the Pacific Ocean. It includes outstanding examples of pristine coral reef and deep sea ecosystems.