Cirrate Octopus

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A Cirrate Octopus swimming above the seafloor. This is most likely Cirroteuthis muelleri as this is the most common species in the area. This identification was suggested for this clip by Martin Collins and Mike Vecchione.

Item Type:Video
Title:Cirrate Octopus
Creator(s):Curry, Rob
Identification:Jones, Daniel
Date:01 March 2009
Time:10 am
Copyright:SERPENT project
Classification:Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Mollusca (Molluscs) > Class Cephalopoda (Octopus & Squids) > Octopoda (Octopus) > Cirroteuthiidae (Cirrate Octopus)
Behaviour:Swimming above the seafloor
Site:Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Rosebank
North Sea > West of Shetland > Rosebank
Site Description:Seafloor
Depth (m):1186
Latitude:61 deg 08' 27" N
Longitude:3 deg 40' 20" W
Countries:UK > West of Shetland
Rig:Stena carron
Project Partners:Chevron, Stena Drilling, Oceaneering
ROV:Oceaneering Magnum
Keywords:Cirrate Octopus
Deposited By:Mr Rob Curry
Deposited On:23 November 2009

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