Hawaii isn't just good for volcanoes and surfing. This article from Honolulu's Star Bulletin reports on what appears to be a new sea-dwelling species. The creature looks like half squid and half octopus, according to the scientists who have flocked to examine it. Sounds like a genome sequencing project to us.

 

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