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typhlonectes: A rare cirrate octopus seen at 2100 meters below...

yphlonectes: A rare cirrate octopus seen at 2100 meters below the surface off Monterey Bay. These finned octopuses belong to an order of animals called Cirrata named for the presence of hair-like structures called ‘cirri’ on their arms which may aid these animals in the capture of food. this one gave us a perfect view of the cirri-lined arms as it pulled its arms up over its eyes, probably to shade their eyes from the bright lights of the ROV.
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