noaasanctuaries: A kraken of the depths? Not q…

noaasanctuaries:

A kraken of the depths? Not quite – but this octopus was spotted in the deep sea. 

Many different octopus species live in deep waters! Researchers from NOAA and the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute glimpsed this octopus, Graneledone boreopacifica, hanging out at a depth of 6473 feet in Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary among some deep-sea corals. 

(Photo: NOAA/MBARI) 

[Image description: A pink octopus moves away from the camera. A light orange deep-sea coral is in the foreground to the left.]