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NOAA Photo Library Image - expl1884

Encounters of the third kind. A brave octopus fights off an alien intruder. This stunning octopod, Benthoctopus sp., seemed quite interested in ALVIN's port manipulator arm. Those inside the sub were surprised by the octopod's inquisitive behavior.

Image ID: expl1884, Voyage To Inner Space - Exploring the Seas With NOAA Collect
Photo Date: 2006 May 31
Photographer: Bruce Strickrott
Credit: Expedition to the Deep Slope/NOAA/OER

Category: Ocean exploration/

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