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Tech & Science Octopus Sways Amid the Ocean Currents

19:10  15 september  2019
19:10  15 september  2019 Source:   insideedition.com

Scientists Discover New Beaked Whale Species Off Japanese Coast

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An ocean current is a continuous, directed movement of sea water generated by a number of forces acting upon the water, including wind, the Coriolis effect, breaking waves, cabbeling

Tides & Currents . The dumbo octopus (Grimpoteuthis) is a deep sea animal that lives on the ocean floor at extreme depths of 9,800 to 13,000 feet.

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This octopus has sure got moves.

Scientists aboard a marine research vessel recently got a special treat when the octopus showed its stuff for them, seemingly dancing amid the deep sea currents.

Octopus Sways Amid the Ocean Currents © Provided by CBS Interactive Inc. Scientists aboard a marine research vessel recently got a special treat when the octopus showed its stuff for them, seemingly dancing amid the deep sea currents. It happened in the central Pacific Ocean off of Baker Island, about halfway between Hawaii and Australia.

This octopus is believed to be a member of the Cirroteuthidae family, one of the two main kinds of octopi.

But whatever its name, there's one thing you can call it: beautiful.



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