The rarely seen transparent Pelagic Octopus is normally a deep sea creature, but a recent marine research crew recorded sightings at 590 feet, shallower than expected for the animal. It’s almost completely transparent, with only a few vital pieces that are not, like the eyes and the intestinal tract. According to, Dr. Robison, who works at the Monterey Bay Aquarium in San Jose, CA, you can get in on the excitement and go under the sea in the DeepSee submarine for $5000. Continue reading for a video and more information.
The Pelagic Octopus is the only known species in the family Ocythoidae. Ocythoe tuberculata is found in warm and temperate seas, especially in the Northern Hemisphere, such as the North Pacific Ocean off California.