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octopus, southern star-eye octopus, Lawrence Scheele

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 said he often comes across the boneless creatures in the waters of our backyard. After years of diving around Australia, he was amazed to see such a rare species. “They are extremely rare, there are very few in Australia,” he said. “Scientists know very little about it as it’s under research.” Mr Scheele said the species was known to reach 15cm in size, and inhabits sub-tropical…



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