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Caspar the Friendly Octopus

Cephalopods are a biological class that includes octopuses, squid and cuttlefish.

An underwater research craft has spotted a “ghostlike” octopus that appears to belong to a previously unknown species on the ocean floor near Hawaii.

The milky white creature, nicknamed “Casper the Friendly Ghost” by Twitter users, was caught on cameras mounted on the craft as it explored the Pacific Ocean.

“Casper” was found at a depth of 4,290 metres, according to the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

Read more    HERE

Did you know that Cephalopods are an ancient group that appeared in the late Cambrian period several million years before the first primitive fish began swimming in the ocean, and that they were once one of the dominant life forms in the world’s ocean?

Read more about the wonderful  CEPHALOPODS HERE !

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