Ghostly Footage Enchanting Discovery: Rare Dumbo Octopus Unveiled in Deep-Sea Expedition
Deep-sea exploration reveals a rare and delightful Dumbo octopus, resembling the Disney character.
Grimpoteuthis, known as the Dumbo octopus, glides gracefully in the abyss with distinctive fins.
Typically small in size, these cephalopods conserve energy in the dark, empty depths.
The species' ancestors have adapted to survive in extreme conditions, losing certain features.
Dumbo octopuses are semi-translucent and relatively untouched by human activity.
The sighting occurred during the Ocean Exploration Trust's expedition near Hawaii.
Researchers are studying the biology and geology of the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument, including sunken shipwrecks.