Never-before-seen deep sea octopus nursery with possible new species captured on video

Scientists have explored five never-before-seen seamounts in Costa Rica, recording footage of spectacular creatures of the deep such as stilt-walking fish and an active octopus nursery.

Researchers spent 19 days aboard the Schmidt Ocean Institute’s vessel Falkor (too), witnessing octopus babies of a potential new species.

The institute said that scientists found that some of the seamounts were separated by just a few kilometres but had very different groups of creatures on them, indicating the high diversity and uniqueness of each area.