At the bottom of the Indian Ocean, a deep-sea octopus was found and photographed, which lives at a depth of more than 7 thousand meters in the Java basin. This is the deepest octopus in the history of observations; earlier, scientists believed that these creatures could not live at a depth of more than 5 km. The opening story is told by the BBC.
Scientists from the team of Dr. Alan Jamison’s expedition “Five Depths”, in which they plunge into the deepest places of every ocean on Earth, managed to shoot an octopus of the form Grimpoteuthis or “Dumbo”, which was given such a name due to its similarity to the character of the 1940s Disney cartoon years.
“The captured octopus was up to 35 cm long. Scientists note that thanks to these studies, it can be argued that octopuses can find a habitat that is potentially suitable for them on at least 99% of the world’s bottom.
“They have to do something very complicated inside their cells. Imagine a cage looks like a balloon – and under such pressure, it just collapses. Therefore, she will need some clever biochemistry to make sure that she preserves this area”.
Dr. Alan Jamieson