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Saturday, January 23, 2010

Species: Telescope Octopus

The Telescope Octopus is an elusive species that has yet to be fully explored. It is a pelagic - or open sea - octopus that can be found in tropical regions of both the Indian and Pacific Ocean.

Interestingly, the Telescope Octopus is transparent and nearly colorless, giving it an eery ghost-like appearance. The Telescope Octopus gets it's common name form the appearance of it's eyes, which are tubular. They are the only species of octopus known to have rotating telescopic eyes.

Little else is known about the biology or behavior of this spooky cephalopod.


Saurabi said...

now I saw it all in this world, for a moment I think that I was looking the terrible Cthulhu, this mytic creature born in the H.P Lovecradt mind, well in that time Lovecraft only wrote a book titled "how Buy Viagra and use it" after this book he wrote some more, one of then bring to the life to this monster.

Ross said...

Wow that is a fantastic shot, these creatures are so cool and interesting, it is like a brain with tentacles.