[Watch] Viral video of a glass octopus with transparent skin


Netizens are amazed and stunned by the magnificent transparent skin of this glass octopus.

Netizens are mesmerized and thrilled by a viral video of a glass octopus captured by a team of experts. In the rare video captured by a camera lens, the octopus with a transparent seems like a glass-like object floating in the water.

Watch the video:

Schmit Ocean has uploaded the video on their Twitter handle. According to the caption, the glass octopus was seen 651m deep at a seamount in the Winslow reef complex on Tokelau Ridge in Phoenix Islands Archipelago (US EEZ). After digging into their Twitter feed we found out many more footages and images of such amazing deep sea creatures which are newly discovered.

However, in a series of tweets, Schmidt Ocean has explained every detail of this stunning creature.


Schmidt Ocean also shared the same video on their Instagram handle as well, with a caption that says,

” ROV SuBastian and the #PhoenixIslandsCoral team recorded nearly twenty minutes of footage of a suspected Glass Octopus (Vitreledonella richardi). The Glass Octopus is a nearly transparent pelagic species of octopus found worldwide in tropical and subtropical latitudes. The only visible features of the octopus are its optic nerve, eyeballs, and digestive tract (the silvery piece in the middle). All of these organs are oriented to minimize casting shadows from below, to keep the animal hidden from predators. There is limited live footage of this creature, so scientists have mostly learned about it by studying specimens found in the gut contents of other animals. Twenty minutes of observing its behavior in the deep was a real treat and can be viewed on YouTube in the ROV Dive 433 – US EEZ Seamount – Winslow Reef Complex-North video from 9:25:30-9:47:10.”

Such a mind-blowing and spectacular creature, isn’t it?


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