Beautiful Octopus Found on Trinidad Mud Volcano
This octopus was spotted on one of our many dives on the Barbados and Trinidad mud volcanoes and is the species Graneledone verrucosa.
This cruise to the southern Lesser Antilles volcanic arc is part of the INSPIRE project, funded by NSF with the purpose of studying and improving telepresence for ocean exploration. Scientists will implement several student-designed exploration projects led from shore. Kick’em Jenny is the most active submarine volcano in the Caribbean Sea, and during the past century it has shown a history of progressive growth with explosive eruptions.