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MRI and CT scan tech used to nondestructively classify “new” octopus

The species has been named Grimpoteuthis imperator, or

Ordinarily, if biologists wish to confirm that an animal specimen represents a new species, they have to perform a dissection – essentially destroying it. Now, though, the task has been accomplished non-invasively, using MRI and CT scan technologies.

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