Saturday, 5 March 2016

New species of "ghost" octopus discovered - guess what scientists named it?

A new species of "ghost" octopus has reportedly been discovered deep beneath the ocean - but there's no prizes for guessing what scientists have named it.

The never-before-seen mollusk was found living 2.5 miles underwater in the Pacific Ocean, close to Necker Island, the Caribbean getaway of Virgin boss Richard Branson. Michael Vecchione of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, said: "This resulted in a ghostlike appearance, leading to a comment on social media that it should be called Casper, like the friendly cartoon ghost.