This was one of my most exciting find in my diving experience, to encounter this very rare Octopus. The body is less than 5 cm in size, with very long tentacles. Its body is translucent with spots of brown in the middle of the body and along its tentacles. When I first saw it, it was floating in the water column near the surface, looking very much like a Squid rather than an Octopus in view of its translucent appearance. It then settled to the sandy/rubble bottom 'searching' for food. When I first saw it, I knew right away it was something very special. It is still an undescribed species of Octopus, but identified to the genus Macrotritopus, a pelagic Octopus.
Saw this in the shallow water of less than 5 meters during a night dive.
New Organism to Project Noah.