Behold the Antarctic octopus!

The octopus, found at 2,394 meters below sea level (nearly a mile and a half down), of course, isn’t the first deep-sea—or the first vent-dwelling—octopus to be discovered. But it shares the same ghostly pallor as others that have been observed at similar depths. Why would these creatures, whose shallow-water cousins are so famous for their flamboyant camouflage, be slinking along as pale as a ghost?

(Via Ed Yong.)

Behold the Antarctic octopus!

The octopus, found at 2,394 meters below sea level (nearly a mile and a half down), of course, isn’t the first deep-sea—or the first vent-dwelling—octopus to be discovered. But it shares the same ghostly pallor as others that have been observed at similar depths. Why would these creatures, whose shallow-water cousins are so famous for their flamboyant camouflage, be slinking along as pale as a ghost?

(Via Ed Yong.)

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