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Dumbo Octopus Photobombs Seafloor Survey

"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.