Scientists discovered in the Indian ocean octopus at a depth of 6957 meters and it is the greatest recorded depth for cephalopods.

Marine biologist Alan Jamieson in his expedition into the depths of the Indian ocean in April 2019 could not see the octopus from the submersible. So was amazed when I came back to the surface and I saw the footage with free-running cameras. The photo was the Dumbo octopus with fins above the eyes, similar to lugs. Up to this maximum recorded depth of their habitat was 5145 meters the expedition that discovered them 50 years ago off the coast of Barbados.

The detection of the Dumbo octopus to new depths in itself is amazing and expands the potential area of their habitat is up to 99 percent of the seabed. But since biologists have found that octopus at greater depths and in the Indian ocean – most likely, we are dealing with a brand new look. But to determine this accurately, you need to catch him live representative, and it is very difficult to do. For this you need special equipment, because the creatures living at this depth, absolutely not adapted to lower pressure on the surface.

Source — Marine Biology Tuesday