Something Old Is New Again

In this case a discarded rice cooker or crock pot on the abyss finds a new use as an octopus den! Note the dangling egg cases.

Video from the Ocean Drilling Program. Text from their youtube page below:

18 May 2010: At ODP 889 (1256m below the sea surface), we happened upon an abandoned rice cooker or crock-pot and screwdriver upon which sat a large crab. The ROPOS pilot carefully opened the lid. Inside, we discovered a mother octopus with her brood of eggs! Collaborating scientist suggested adopting this creature as the Bubbly Gulch mascot. We’re calling her “Kraki.”

Hat tip to Indie Squid Kid.

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