The Dumbo Octopus: An Underwater Dance

Produced by Nancy Penrose, Music courtesy of Bryan Verhoye

This short video takes you two hundred miles off the coast of Oregon and some 6,600 feet below the water's surface to observe the Dumbo octopus (Grimpoteuthis bathynectes). Little is known about this deep-sea creature, but if this footage doesn't inspire a whole cadre of budding teuthologists, we don't know what will.