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A pale lavender deep-sea octopus found at Escanaba Trough

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During the 2022 Escanaba Trough expedition, the ROV Jason from Wood Holes Oceanographic Institution dove to hydrothermal mounds more than 3,000 meters beneath the ocean surface. Among the diverse organisms found at these sites was a pale lavender deep-sea octopus.


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