Rare dumbo octopus footage
The rarely observed, ghostly white cephalopod delights scientists remotely exploring an underwater volcano.
Most species of Grimpoteuthis live at depths of at least 3,000 to 4,000 metres with some living up to 7,000 metres below sea level, which is the deepest of any known octopus. They are some of the rarest of the Octopoda species though they occur worldwide including in the waters of New Zealand, Australia, Monterey Bay, Oregon, Philippines, Martha’s Vineyard, Papua New Guinea and Azores. The largest dumbo octopus ever recorded was 1.8 metres in length and weighed 5.9 kilograms. The average size for most species is 20–30 centimetres in length. [Via: wikipedia]