Dumbo Octopus Photobombs Seafloor Survey | Nautilus Live

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Shared July 8, 2019

"Hello" "WOW" "Hi friend!" The Nautilus mission control erupts in excitement and adoration when a dumbo octopus (Grimpoteuthis sp.) photobombs our team's visual survey of rocky ridges with ROV Hercules. Those ear-like fins help the octopus swim above the seafloor--and inspired its common name! Spotted along Kingman Ridges at 1675m, near Kingman Reef. Learn more about this expedition: https://nautiluslive.org/cruise/na110
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