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Rare Footage of Glass Octopus

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Rare Footage of Glass Octopus

During an expedition, Schmidt Ocean Institute scientists made two rare sightings of a glass octopus, a nearly transparent species whose only visible features are its optic nerve, eyeballs and digestive tract. Before this expedition, there has been limited live footage of the glass octopus, forcing scientists to learn about the animal by studying specimens found in the gut contents of predators.

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