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Diver starry eyed over ‘extremely rare’ octopus discovery on South Coast | Bega District News



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A diver has discovered a special starry-eyed surprise in the waters of Narooma overnight. Earlier this month, marine biology student and octopus fanatic, Lawrence Scheele, befriended a species he had never seen before – a southern star-eye octopus. Well known for their intelligence and many arms, Mr Scheele often comes across different species of the boneless creatures in the waters of our backyard. After years of diving around Australia, he was amazed to see one so rare. “They are extremely rare, there are very few in Australia,” he said. “Scientists know very little about it as it’s under research.” The southern star-eye octopus was…

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