A small octopus discovered in the Hawaiian Archipelago is lighting up social media with its ghostly appearance.
According to NOAA, the small cephalopod was found deeper than any other of its kind.
"As the ROV was traversing a flat area of rock interspersed with sediment at 4,290 meters, it came across a remarkable little octopod sitting on a flat rock dusted with a light coat of sediment. The appearance of this animal was unlike any published records and was the deepest observation ever for this type of cephalopod," NOAA's Michael Vecchione said in a press release.
The cute little guy differed from other octopuses in its tentacles, which had just one row of suckers, and in that it was very unmuscled.
NOAA said that the animal, dubbed Casper, was likely a newly discovered species.
See Casper in action in the video below.