Loading the player...

Dive 14: Octopus

This dumbo octopus was observed resting on the seafloor before it took off, gliding through the water as if flying, propelled by the fins behind its eyes.

 

Video courtesy of the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, Discovering the Deep: Exploring Remote Pacific MPAs.

Watch larger version.

 

Related Links

Daily Updates, March 22

Discovering the Deep: Exploring Remote Pacific MPAs

NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer