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Very rare "Ghostly" Dumbo Octopus filmed in the Deep Sea
Sep . 25 / 2023

A "Dumbo" octopus, characterized by its distinctive ear-like fins reminiscent of the 1940s Disney cartoon character, made a captivating appearance during a recent live broadcast on the EVNautilus expedition. This deep-sea exploration mission was conducted within the confines of the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument, situated in the vast expanse of the North Pacific Ocean.

This remarkable octopus species has demonstrated an extraordinary ability to thrive at astonishing depths, venturing as deep as 7,000 meters below the ocean's surface. This "ghostly" octopus was filmed by a remotely-operated Ocean Exploration Trust vehicle, providing valuable insights into the mysterious world of the deep sea.

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