Would you just look at him? Sprung to life out of a Pixar movie, the ghostly little fella pictured above was discovered last month by Deep Discoverer, the deep-diving robot that travels with NOAA’s Okeanos Explorer. Spotted 4,290 meters beneath the surface, it’s the deepest observation of a so-called incirrate octopus ever, and it might be a new species.

Deep-Diving Robot Discovers Mysterious and Adorable Octopus Species

Deep Discoverer, the deep-diving robot that travels with NOAA’s Okeanos Explorer. Spotted meters beneath the surface, it’s the deepest observation of a so-called incirrate octopus ever, and it might be a new species.

Scientist Wants to Name This Cute Octopus Species “Adorabilis”

Scientist Wants to Name This Cute Octopus Species ‘Adorabilis’

Washington (AFP) - Some say she looks like a ghost from the Pac-Man video game, but she's anything but spooky. In fact, the fist-sized pink octopus is so cute scientists may call her "Opisthoteuthis Adorabilis.

Deep-Diving Robot Discovers Mysterious and Adorable Octopus Species

Deep-Diving Robot Discovers Mysterious and Adorable Octopus Species

The remotely operated vehicle Deep Discoverer approaches the unknown octopod at meters under the ocean's surface.

The common octopus is the most studied of all octopus species. Its range in the eastern Atlantic extends from the Mediterranean Sea and the southern coast of England to at least Senegal in Africa. [wikipedia]

The common octopus is the most studied of all octopus species. Its range in the eastern Atlantic extends from the Mediterranean Sea and the southern coast of England to at least Senegal in Africa.

NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research  shows a possible new species of octopus nicknamed the ghost, of

This image provided by courtesy of NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, Hohonu Moana shows a possible new species of octopus. (NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, Hohonu Moana 2016 via AP)

Octopus Wolfi

10 Common Octopus Species List with Pictures

10 Common Octopus Species List with Pictures - Tail and Fur

Everything Octopus: Octopus Species: Mimic Octopus

Appropriately named, this unique species of octopus has a very special skill: it can mimic several different sea creatures. The Mimic Octop.

Amer Museum Nat History resources

Science Bulletins: Deep-Sea Cephalopods Hide Using Light. A squid species and an octopus species can turn their skin patterns on and off as required to remain invisible to predators, even those equipped with bioluminescent spotlights!

"Adorabalis" This flapjack octopus in the genus Opisthoteuthis was photographed 330 meters (about 1,080 feet) below the surface in Monterey Bay. (2013 MBARI)

This flapjack octopus in the genus Opisthoteuthis was photographed 330 meters (about feet) below the surface in Monterey Bay. MBARI) “As.

Underwater Species finalist Little squid by Fabien Michenet (France)

2014 Wildlife photographer of the Year

"Little Squid" Category: Finalist -- Underwater Species Photographer: Fabien Michenet Location: Tahiti Winners of the Natural History Museum's 2014 Wildlife Photographer of the Year Awards

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