Rare, ghostly glass octopus photographed on recent Pacific Ocean expedition

Rare, ghostly glass octopus photographed on recent Pacific Ocean expedition

Schmidt Ocean InstituteOver the last month, a team of researchers from the Schmidt Ocean Institute has been exploring the depths of the Pacific Ocean, close to the remote and mostly uninhabited Phoenix Islands, east of Kiribati. The Institute's ocean adventures routinely uncover some of the great wonders of the deep ocean, like coral reefs as tall as the Empire State Building and this 34-day expedition was no different. During the expedition, which recently returned to shore, Schmidt researchers got real lucky. \"The ocean holds wonders and promises we haven't even imagined, much less discovered,\" Wendy Schmidt, co-founder of the institute, said in a press release. The Ocean Institute also said researchers identified \"unique marine behaviours, including crab stealing fish from one another.\"

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