climb away. [video] The submersible Deep Discoverer is part of a geologic survey of a narrow ridge feature that extends past the current US exclusive economic zone.
Apparently a member of the incirrate (lack of fins) octopod family, the animal did not look very muscular but more gelatinous, an adaptation that would help it survive a great depths where food is scarce. 'Casper' is almost certainly a member of an undescribed species, if not genus. The discovery is the deepest observation ever recorded for this type of incirrate.