Ancient Underwater Ecosystem found off Newfoundland's coast

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  1. GPO87

    GPO87 Sepia elegans Staff Member Moderator

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    Thanks, I enjoyed reading about these discoveries, and you're right, it is a cute little octopus!

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    snowmaker Vampyroteuthis Registered

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    More images here:
    http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/americas/07/21/canada.marine.life/index.html

    A friend from DownEast was just over yesterday and asked if I knew there are octopus around here. I did not. He said they are so small they would fit in a specimen container. I will have to put the word out or ask my fishermen / lobster / crabbers friends to keep a lookout for one or two for me.

    Came across this:
    Octopus peali Lesueur
    74049 A6433 United States Maine North Atlantic Ocean Checked

    Here:
    http://clade.ansp.org/malacology/collections/search.php?mode=refine&taxonname=Octopus (young)
     

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