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In Video: Rare ‘Dumbo’ octopus spotted off US west coast

October 31, 2018

Researchers in the US came across a “Dumbo” octopus, or Grimpoteuthis, during an expedition off the California coast. They saw the creature – which gets its elephant nickname from the large ear-like fins above each eye – while aboard the Nautilus Live vessel in the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary.