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Rare Dumbo Octopus Shows Off for Deep-sea Submersible | National Geographic

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The rarely observed, ghostly white cephalopod delights scientists remotely exploring an underwater volcano. ➡ Subscribe: http://bit.ly/NatGeoSubscribe #NationalGeographic #DumboOctopus #DeepSea About National Geographic: National Geographic is the world's premium destination for science, exploration, and adventure. Through their world-class scientists, photographers, journalists, and filmmakers, Nat Geo gets you closer to the stories that matter and past the edge of what's possible. Get More National Geographic: Official Site: http://bit.ly/NatGeoOfficialSite Facebook: http://bit.ly/FBNatGeo Twitter: http://bit.ly/NatGeoTwitter Instagram: http://bit.ly/NatGeoInsta 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. Read more in "Mesmerizing, rare dumbo octopus filmed in the deep sea" https://on.natgeo.com/2z7G4CT Rare Dumbo Octopus Shows Off For Deep-sea Submersible | National Geographic https://youtu.be/pl4pqu5FTaI National Geographic https://www.youtube.com/natgeo
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National Geographic (3 months ago)
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 (3 months ago)
Dumbo's body resembles my boyfriend's.😁 rounded n fleshy
Yesica1993 (3 months ago)
Oh, it's beautiful! God's creation is extraordinary!
Lena 65 (3 months ago)
i love deep sea videos <3
marisa gio (3 months ago)
It s beautiful. With light. But you dont care...you re gone...
Sydney Sartain (25 days ago)
"Bye buddy, hope you find your dad" LOST IT
hayden franks (29 days ago)
dumbo mode
Akbar S. Nugraha (1 month ago)
I though it's name is Wumbo I Wumbo He/she Wumbo But it's beautiful
yooser naime (1 month ago)
This video is much better with the sound muted--all that moronic ooh-ing and aah-ing ruins the moment.
David Merriman (2 months ago)
Atm National Geographic public relations manager - yeah, if you could get your people to just stfu while showing the octopus, that would be great.
Dita Yuniar (2 months ago)
I thouht it is a mixed creature or a transition creature between cuttle fish and octopus
Emily Earles (2 months ago)
"Bye buddy hope you find your dad" 😭💀
loobylouboti (3 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 (3 months ago)
It look so lonely down there
Eternal E (3 months ago)
I’m enjoying the commentary. This is definitely how I would be if I were a marine biologist!
UsuallyMOLLY11 Randoms (3 months ago)
Oh hi professor inkling! (Octonuats)
Svetlan Ti (3 months ago)
"hope you find your dad..." ))
UsuallyMOLLY11 Randoms (3 months ago)
ya
Vitomir Maricic (3 months ago)
under surface topics are welcome. Cool.
JR. Albino (3 months ago)
It kinda looks like a *CATOPUS* cat and octopus
Ryne Kenneth (3 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.
Ryne Kenneth (3 months ago)
my kind of team Charlie....my kind of team
Miss kitty (3 months ago)
Hmm takoyaki
- Goatie - (3 months ago)
Change da name not with dat *dumb-o* Humans runnin out of name idea :(
Roosfina Pangesti (3 months ago)
I love listen to them scientist talking, its like a radio show but its narrating the deep sea
Mike Hunt (3 months ago)
cody ko ?
Yoanah Ester (3 months ago)
This is the first time in my life seeing this creature..what amazing thing!😲
rsuriyop (3 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 (3 months ago)
Amazing footage.
Benjamin Delafuente (3 months ago)
wow
The MX Guru (3 months ago)
An amazing looking creature
Get a Life Bro (3 months ago)
kawaii dumbo-chuuann!
Rodolfo Peralta (3 months ago)
The audio is annoying. A professional editing of the audio, providing scientific informatio would've been much better.
Cartesian Diver (3 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.
Stackz * (3 months ago)
2:16 Bye buddy hope you find your dad 😂😂 Elf movie
Sonic Dave (3 months ago)
Real life Pokemon
Claude LeBel (3 months ago)
How many Dumbos do you hear? 3 or 4 I think.
Titus (3 months ago)
Are these the same guys who roasted that googly eyed squid?
XxOceanGeminixX (1 month ago)
Titus Yep
a b (3 months ago)
I love how they sound so NPR
Apirateslifefors B (3 months ago)
what a cute little squishy! :D
Not Bill Gates (3 months ago)
Looks like my testacles
Ronnie Depp (3 months ago)
Is it delicious as calamari?
panfriedd (3 months ago)
could have done without the annoying commentary.
Sinjinbin 64 (3 months ago)
They all sound like they nutted at same time....🤨
Paul Samuels (3 months ago)
the commentary is priceless
Mark Cook (3 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 (3 months ago)
That is an Ocean Ghost
Argie Delgado (3 months ago)
Nature is so beautiful 💗💗💗
OneEyedGhoulX (3 months ago)
If you have problems with The talking then Mute the video to enjoy the dumbo octopus
FREAK SHOW (3 months ago)
All three banter ruined the experience.
The Moth (3 months ago)
1:12 Owen Wilson, is that you?
jeek (3 months ago)
Does its taste good on BBQ
Justin G (3 months ago)
God these people sound stupid. Please don't talk so I can enjoy the video.
The Revenant (3 months ago)
Looks like my ex boss 😂
Wilma Capacio (3 months ago)
Hope you find your dad 😂
munu numu (3 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 (3 months ago)
Interesting ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
Mark Lee (3 months ago)
You all sound like pathetic 12-year olds. Is this who the govt entrusts scientific disciveries to?
Sofía Unna (3 months ago)
Omg, that's adorable.
Fritz Asuro (3 months ago)
It actually eats human faces.
09wrxin (3 months ago)
Bye buddy, hope you find your dad
Critter (3 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 (3 months ago)
Thanks to the person who invented mute option on video clips!
MrRandom125 (3 months ago)
Scientists crews are actually the best
Aloe Francis (3 months ago)
I want this kind of job. How do I get it
Nick Alpha (3 months ago)
Dumbo got some fans xD
Hey Juli (3 months ago)
Wowww
Hhv Jhg (3 months ago)
Their is no GOD but ALLAH...lailah illa Allah
NoturAvg Dude (3 months ago)
Is this edible
937dboy (3 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 (3 months ago)
Cute
Amisa Amer (3 months ago)
It looks like a stuffed toy. So cute
finallyanaccount (3 months ago)
Wowwww, beautiful!
northerniltree (3 months ago)
Throw him a peanut
Jaeden Perrault (3 months ago)
FAKE HISTORY FAKE FACTS.
bob david (3 months ago)
Commentators ruin this clip
Aiello (3 months ago)
Bye buddy I hope you find your dad XD
J-Pocket (3 months ago)
Why are there so many pokemon I dont know about still? The world is too huge!
Sa Tan (3 months ago)
Thank you Nat Geo for sharing this wonderful dumbo octopus video. <3
Skankhunt42 (3 months ago)
Looks like a ghost pokemon
Angel Dust (3 months ago)
YAS QUEEN WERK!!!👏👏👏😳😊
Nilanjana Deb (3 months ago)
"Dumbo", ya'll!
Uly 229CamaroGuy. (3 months ago)
Wow. It was modeling.
Razor 864 (3 months ago)
“Bye buddy, hope you find your dad” 😂😂
AdLibby (3 months ago)
I love these nerdy scientists ❤️
prasun mishra (3 months ago)
This video - audio = beautiful
Theodore Manthovani (3 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 (3 months ago)
27 people hate how beautiful life is...
raj sekhar (3 months ago)
Super sir....... I want to be participate....
S B (3 months ago)
now that is cool
Milani V (3 months ago)
Thank you guys. Glad I watched this one... The excitement in their voices... Wooowwww
BrassBashers (3 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 (3 months ago)
**SHUT UP NERDS!!**
wanaagsan wanaagsan (3 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.
FBI Guy watching your device. (3 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 (3 months ago)
When the scientists are laughing reminds me of the "Google Eyed Octopus Puzzled Scientist" vid XD
BizzarreProductions (1 month 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 (3 months ago)
these scientist laughs reminds me when they're mocking the octopus toy XD in the pass video
Maya Appel (3 months ago)
Timo Tio I remember that, I watched it though through the EV nautilus YouTube channel
The Steadfast Duelist (3 months ago)
*It doesn't have much detail to it compared to a vampire squid.*
i don't like those scary german fairy tales (3 months ago)
“I love me a good cephalopod” I have never felt more related to than ever
Spidertopus (3 months ago)
Like the octopus version of a vampire squid.
Kelly and Rich Weddle (3 months ago)
Incredible footage of a rare animal.
Rizka Sekar (3 months ago)
I love how excited the scientists were!! Go team! 💕
Rizka Sekar (3 months ago)
I love how excited the scientists were!! Go team! 💕
ghostt girl ghostt spook (3 months ago)
they sound like a bunch of dumbo's
Ed Lopez (3 months ago)
good content only makes me sad that the Earth is destroyed beyond repair rn...
Yvonne Amaral (3 months ago)
Thank you NG. Beautiful, graceful, rare.