Tag: octopuses

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www.thisiscolossal.com > Grace Ebert
A Rare Sighting of a Glass Octopus Reveals its Nearly Transparent Membrane in Extraordinary Detail
16 jul. 2021 - On a 34-day expedition around the Phoenix Islands Archipelago, marine scientists from the Schmidt Ocean Institute captured exceptionally rare footage of the elusive glass octopus. With a speckled, iridescent membrane, the aquatic animal is almost entirely transparent—only its optic nerve, eyes, and digestive tract are visible to humans—and sightings like these are so infrequent that scientists previously resorted to studying the species only after pulling it from the stomachs of its predators.
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www.thisiscolossal.com > Grace Ebert
Underwater Photos Taken During Blackwater Dives Frame the Atlantic Ocean’s Stunning Diversity
29 apr. 2021 - After sunset, self-taught photographer Steven Kovacs plunges into the open ocean around Palm Beach to shoot the minuscule, unassuming creatures floating in the depths. He’s spent the last eight years on blackwater dives about 730 feet off the eastern coast of Florida in a process that “entails drifting near the surface at night from 0 to 100 feet over very deep water.” Often framing species rarely seen by humans, Kovac shoots the larval fish against the dark backdrop in a way that highlights the most striking aspects of their bodies, including wispy, translucent fins, iridescent features, and bulbous eyes.
 · diving · jellyfish · octopuses · photography

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My Octopus Teacher
7 sep. 2020 - A filmmaker forges an unusual friendship with an octopus living in a South African kelp forest, learning as the animal shares the mysteries of her world.
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