An Octopus resting by a chamber sponge

Item Type:Image
Creator(s):Curry, Rob
Identification:Gates, Andrew
Date:15 June 2007
Classification:Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Mollusca (Molluscs) > Class Cephalopoda (Octopus & Squids) > Octopoda (Octopus) > Octopodidae (Octopus)
Species:Benthoctopus sp.
Behaviour:Resting on a rock, perhaps sheltering from the current to conserve energy
Site:Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Rosebank
North Sea > West of Shetland > Rosebank
Site Description:Seafloor
Depth (m):1085m
Latitude:60 deg 59' 33" N
Longitude:3 deg 49' 49" E
Countries:Norway > Norwegian Sector
Substratum:Deep-sea mud
Rig:Transocean Rather
Project Partners:Chevron, Subsea 7, Transocean
ROV:Centurion 05 HD (work class)
Deposited By:Mr Rob Curry
Deposited On:31 March 2009

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