The rarely observed, ghostly white cephalopod delights scientists remotely exploring an underwater volcano.
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Commonly called a ‘dumbo’ octopus, this deep-sea cephalopod has lateral fins that resemble big ears. Little is known about the ghostly white Grimpoteuthis octopus's behavior, because it's rarely observed. Crew aboard the E/V Nautilus had an exciting encounter with the rare, ghostly white cephalopod. The Nautilus is surveying an unexplored area of Davidson Seamount, an inactive volcano. The rocky habitat hosts large coral forests, sponge fields, and abundant unidentified species.
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The "dumbo" octopus moves by flapping its fins, and steers using webbed arms. To learn more about this fascinating creature, you can read on here: https://on.natgeo.com/2z7G4CT
yc L (6 months ago)
Dumbo's body resembles my boyfriend's.😁 rounded n fleshy
Yesica1993 (6 months ago)
Oh, it's beautiful! God's creation is extraordinary!
Lena 65 (6 months ago)
i love deep sea videos <3
marisa gio (6 months ago)
It s beautiful. With light. But you dont care...you re gone...
Ronnie Nagy (7 days ago)
What A Beauty, 🐙❤
sharon neethling (13 days ago)
Oh i love Dumbo, he or she is just beautiful. Thank you for sharing with us.
John Doe (1 month ago)
"Getting rewarded after all those Sea Pigs".. All the bros out there know what you mean my dude.
Pixel Poof (2 months ago)
Here comes a special boy! Here comes a special boy! Here comes a special boy!
BEHEDETY (2 months ago)
Tom H (2 months ago)
Sydney Sartain (3 months ago)
"Bye buddy, hope you find your dad"
hayden franks (4 months ago)
Akbar S. Nugraha (4 months ago)
I though it's name is Wumbo
But it's beautiful
yooser naime (4 months ago)
This video is much better with the sound muted--all that moronic ooh-ing and aah-ing ruins the moment.
leeknow enthusiast (5 months ago)
I thouht it is a mixed creature or a transition creature between cuttle fish and octopus
Emily Earles (5 months ago)
"Bye buddy hope you find your dad" 😭💀
loobylouboti (6 months ago)
How can people 'dislike,' this?! Even if you didn't think it was awesome (which IMO it was BTW, ;) ) to 'dislike,' it is just weird, sad, and very telling of people's state of mind. I hope ya'll get some help for that! Dig deep into that pain you're holding onto and scoop out all the gangrene in your heart. It will be worth it in the end! I promise!
This dude was cute AF and was DEFINITELY loving having it's 2 minutes of fame! :) <3
Monkey D Luffy (6 months ago)
It look so lonely down there
Eternal E (6 months ago)
I’m enjoying the commentary. This is definitely how I would be if I were a marine biologist!
UsuallyMOLLY11 Randoms (6 months ago)
Oh hi professor inkling! (Octonuats)
Svetlan Ti (6 months ago)
"hope you find your dad..." ))
UsuallyMOLLY11 Randoms (6 months ago)
Vitomir Maricic (6 months ago)
under surface topics are welcome. Cool.
JR. Albino (6 months ago)
It kinda looks like a *CATOPUS* cat and octopus
WORLDFAMOUS GOLDENACES (6 months ago)
you folks on the E/v Nautilus must got good vibes, ya know.....unicorns and cougars don't show themselves to humans much these days.
WORLDFAMOUS GOLDENACES (6 months ago)
my kind of team Charlie....my kind of team
Miss kitty (6 months ago)
- Goatie - (6 months ago)
Change da name not with dat *dumb-o*
Humans runnin out of name idea :(
Roosfina Pangesti (6 months ago)
I love listen to them scientist talking, its like a radio show but its narrating the deep sea
Mike Hunt (6 months ago)
cody ko ?
Yoanah Ester (6 months ago)
This is the first time in my life seeing this creature..what amazing thing!😲
rsuriyop (6 months ago)
Originally clicked on this thumbnail because of the octopus. Turns out what interested me more in the end though was the scientists' oddly casual banter. Like people visiting an aquarium for the first time or something.
Si Hopebgood (6 months ago)
Benjamin Delafuente (6 months ago)
The MX Guru (6 months ago)
An amazing looking creature
Get a Life Bro (6 months ago)
Rodolfo Peralta (6 months ago)
The audio is annoying. A professional editing of the audio, providing scientific informatio would've been much better.
Cartesian Diver (6 months ago)
The people making a bunch of noise is annoying. Someone a soothing voice (like David Attenborough) telling facts about this creature, would be way better.
Deepstackz (6 months ago)
2:16 Bye buddy hope you find your dad 😂😂 Elf movie
Sonic Dave (6 months ago)
Real life Pokemon
Claude LeBel (6 months ago)
How many Dumbos do you hear? 3 or 4 I think.
a b (6 months ago)
I love how they sound so NPR
Apirateslifefors B (6 months ago)
what a cute little squishy! :D
Not Bill Gates (6 months ago)
Looks like my testacles
Ronnie Depp (6 months ago)
Is it delicious as calamari?
panfriedd (6 months ago)
could have done without the annoying commentary.
BC Bob (6 months ago)
They all sound like they nutted at same time....🤨
Paul Samuels (6 months ago)
the commentary is priceless
Mark Cook (6 months ago)
What an incredible creature, designed to live in these conditions, where humans would be crushed by pressure.God is amazing, this shows His amazingness.
mr anderson (6 months ago)
That is an Ocean Ghost
Argie Delgado (6 months ago)
Nature is so beautiful 💗💗💗
OneEyedGhoulX (6 months ago)
If you have problems with The talking then Mute the video to enjoy the dumbo octopus
FREAK SHOW (6 months ago)
All three banter ruined the experience.
The Owl from Duolingo (6 months ago)
1:12 Owen Wilson, is that you?
jeek (6 months ago)
Does its taste good on BBQ
Justin G (6 months ago)
God these people sound stupid. Please don't talk so I can enjoy the video.
The Revenant (6 months ago)
Looks like my ex boss 😂
Wilma Capacio (6 months ago)
Hope you find your dad 😂
munu numu (6 months ago)
The Dumbo is so adorable. But, the sound of these scientists are wayyyyy cuter. Sound much like the kids in a candy store!!!
Blue Fire (6 months ago)
Interesting ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
Mark Lee (6 months ago)
You all sound like pathetic 12-year olds. Is this who the govt entrusts scientific disciveries to?
Sofía Unna (6 months ago)
Omg, that's adorable.
Fritz Asuro (6 months ago)
It actually eats human faces.
09wrxin (6 months ago)
Bye buddy, hope you find your dad
Critter (6 months ago)
That Dumbo Octopus is such a cute and beautiful creature! Thanks for posting,Nat Geo! What a great job to discover interesting rare creatures!
simplify8 (6 months ago)
Thanks to the person who invented mute option on video clips!
Terry Chen (6 months ago)
Scientists crews are actually the best
Aloe Vernon (6 months ago)
I want this kind of job. How do I get it
Nick Alpha (6 months ago)
Dumbo got some fans xD
Hey Julie (6 months ago)
Hhv Jhg (6 months ago)
Their is no GOD but ALLAH...lailah illa Allah
NoturAvg Dude (6 months ago)
Is this edible
937dboy (6 months ago)
Wow! Amazing👍🏾 keep the videos coming we dont know what is down that far. I want to see a giant squid in it natural habitat, which is rare.
abagail lury (6 months ago)
Amisa Amer (6 months ago)
It looks like a stuffed toy. So cute
finallyanaccount (6 months ago)
northerniltree (6 months ago)
Throw him a peanut
Jaeden Perrault (6 months ago)
FAKE HISTORY FAKE FACTS.
bob david (6 months ago)
Commentators ruin this clip
Jeoon (6 months ago)
Bye buddy I hope you find your dad XD
J-Pocket (6 months ago)
Why are there so many pokemon I dont know about still? The world is too huge!
Sa Tan (6 months ago)
Thank you Nat Geo for sharing this wonderful dumbo octopus video. <3
Skankhunt42 (6 months ago)
Looks like a ghost pokemon
Limb Weaver (6 months ago)
YAS QUEEN WERK!!!👏👏👏😳😊
Nilanjana Deb (6 months ago)
Uly 229CamaroGuy. (6 months ago)
Wow. It was modeling.
Razor 864 (6 months ago)
“Bye buddy, hope you find your dad” 😂😂
AdLibby (6 months ago)
I love these nerdy scientists ❤️
prasun mishra (6 months ago)
This video - audio = beautiful
Theodore Manthovani (6 months ago)
We're wowing up here, while she's probably trying so hard to swim away for her life down there from the invading terrestrials.
Shaun Wilson (6 months ago)
27 people hate how beautiful life is...
chemistry rajsekhar (6 months ago)
Super sir....... I want to be participate....
S B (6 months ago)
now that is cool
Milani V (6 months ago)
Thank you guys. Glad I watched this one... The excitement in their voices... Wooowwww
BrassBashers (6 months ago)
There is literally millions upon millions of dollars of dollars going into this research for these people to find an octopus and go "OOOOOOOOOOO MY GOOOOOOODDDD" for 10 minutes and then spend the rest of the day doing nothing....
FakeSharkBate700 (6 months ago)
**SHUT UP NERDS!!**
wanaagsan wanaagsan (6 months ago)
How us this all a big bang. Mankind use that so called intelligence you have and stop worshipping scientists. They learned and so can you but they are human and can never be certain. Find your purpose in life.
Daddy (6 months ago)
how do they know that's an octopus and not a squid or maybe some sort of a cuttlefish? I'm just curious. thanks!
Timo Tio (6 months ago)
When the scientists are laughing reminds me of the "Google Eyed Octopus Puzzled Scientist" vid XD
BizzarreProductions (4 months ago)
Timo Tio Same crew- EV Nautilus! Their whole channel is like this. It’s fun to watch because they nerd out about everything!
Timo Tio (6 months ago)
these scientist laughs reminds me when they're mocking the octopus toy XD in the pass video
Maya Appel (6 months ago)
Timo Tio I remember that, I watched it though through the EV nautilus YouTube channel
The Steadfast Duelist (6 months ago)
*It doesn't have much detail to it compared to a vampire squid.*
i don't like those scary german fairy tales (6 months ago)
“I love me a good cephalopod” I have never felt more related to than ever
Spidertopus (6 months ago)
Like the octopus version of a vampire squid.
Kelly and Rich Weddle (6 months ago)
Incredible footage of a rare animal.
Rizka Sekar (6 months ago)
I love how excited the scientists were!! Go team! 💕