The Okeanos Explorer has discovered a very cute octopus at a depth of 4,290 metres.

This is the deepest an octopus of this particular sub order of octopus has ever been seen. 

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration noted this is a completely unsubscribed species and perhaps not belonging to any specific genus. Highlighting how little we still know about the creatures in the depths of our oceans.

(Ocean Explorer)


Trump announces National Oceans Month — but not for the purpose of protecting the oceans

  • On Wednesday, President Donald Trump, keeping with tradition, proclaimed June to be National Ocean Month.
  • Like his predecessors Barack Obama and George W. Bush, Trump acknowledged the vital importance the world’s oceans play in our lives.
  • “National Ocean Month celebrates the mighty oceans and their extraordinary resources,” Trump’s proclamation begins. But it’s after this very first line that he wildly diverts from proclamations past.
  • Trump, in his proclamation, goes on to say that the United States has just begun to “tap the potential of our oceans’ oil and gas, wind, wave, and tidal resources to power the Nation.” Read more (6/1/17)

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