The Exploration Vessel Nautilus, operated by Ocean Exploration Trust, has captured footage of many unusual and fascinating sea creatures in its quest to explore and map the ocean floor. One of the marine species recently filmed both surprised and delighted the ocean explorers: the Dumbo octopus.
Little is known about the Dumbo octopus, as only a handful have been studied. However, their most distinctive features are the ear-like flaps above their eyes, which resemble (of course) the ears of Disney's Dumbo. The little octopi use these flaps to propel themselves through the water in a most adorable fashion.