Something Old Is New Again

In this case a discarded rice cooker or crock pot on the abyss finds a new use as an octopus den! Note the dangling egg cases.

Video from the Ocean Drilling Program. Text from their youtube page below:

18 May 2010: At ODP 889 (1256m below the sea surface), we happened upon an abandoned rice cooker or crock-pot and screwdriver upon which sat a large crab. The ROPOS pilot carefully opened the lid. Inside, we discovered a mother octopus with her brood of eggs! Collaborating scientist suggested adopting this creature as the Bubbly Gulch mascot. We’re calling her “Kraki.”

Hat tip to Indie Squid Kid.

Kevin Zelnio (886 Posts)





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