‘Dancing Through the Water’: Rare Sighting of Blanket Octopus in Great Barrier Reef

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  • A blanket octopus was spotted off the coast of Lady Elliot Island in the Great Barrier Reef, it was one of the rarest sights in the marine world.
  • The first sighting of a male blanket octopus was made 21 years ago in the Ribbon Reefs.
  • “Seeing one in real life is indescribable, I was so captivated by its movements, it was as if it was dancing through the water with a flowing cape” said marine biologist Jacinta Shackleton.

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