Biologist records rare sighting of veiled octopus in Australia;  watch video

Jacinta Shackleton used social media to share images taken by her on an island in Australia; There are only four recorded appearances of the species in the history

Jacinta Shackleton/Instagram/ReproductionRare apparition was recorded by a biologist last Thursday

Marine biologist Jacinta Shackleton used social media last Thursday, 6th, to publish images of the rare sighting of a veiled octopus caught by her on a reef on Lady Elliot Island, in Australia. Only four times in history animals of this species have been sighted and females can reach 2 meters. “Her colors are amazing and it was fascinating to see her moving in the water. This meeting was certainly a unique chance, I am so grateful”, said the biologist in a publication. “These animals are rarely encountered and spend their entire lives in the open ocean. The first male of the species was only seen in 2002,” he added.

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