Dumbo octopus  (Grimpoteuthis). This is one of the rarest species of octopus in the world. They live in the deepest parts of the ocean and are nicknamed "Dumbo octopus" because of a pair of fins that are attached to their heads. They use these fins to stay above the sea floor in their search for food #oceanlife

Dumbo Octopus at Sea David Shale A Dumbo Octopus is a strange aquatic animal. It lives nearly in every ocean in the world at extreme depths of from 300 - 400 meters to up to 7000 meters. It is also considered the deepest diving octopus ever.

Rare Deep Water Shark | Rare deep-sea fish pictured Many deep sea fish display a show of spectacular colors, known as bioluminescence. Light is created when the ( protien or bacteria can't remember which pretty sure protien) Lucifern is broken Down.

Rare deep-sea fish pictured Many deep sea fish display a show of spectacular colors, known as bioluminescence. Light is created when the ( protien or bacteria can't remember which pretty sure protien) Lucifern is broken Down.

I love the Ocean Portal (Smithsonian Institute)!

A deep-sea octopod wraps itself around a submersible’s robotic arm in the Gulf of Mexico. A deep-sea octopod wraps itself around a submersible’s robotic arm in the Gulf of Mexico. CREDIT: 2007 Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, All Rights Reserved

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Bizarre Deep Sea Creatures

These underwater portraits of creatures who inhabit the sea are filled with such character and life. Hawaii-based photographer Joshua Lambus documents the amazing detail of many aquatic species,.

A deep sea Angler fish. I'm wondering if the two "appendages" on the bottom might be males?

A deep sea Angler fish. the two "appendages" on the bottom is males, once attached they stay there for the rest of their liftime

Deep sea creatures

Have you ever seen a googly-eyed glass squid, aka Teuthowenia pellucida? A vampire squid ? A glowing sucker octopus?

Deep Sea Glass Squid, a semi-transparent sea creature with big luminescent eyes and tentacles. Divers who encounter this animal underwater might think they were about to be abducted by ET. One gander at this blue, semi-transparent organism with its bioluminescent eyes and tentacles and its hard to imagine anything more alien-like. It may look terrifying, but it's actually quite delicate, with a very thin skin and is the prey of many deep sea fish, whales and oceanic seabirds.

Deep Sea Glass Squid: These cool looking animals can be found in the middle depths of the ocean where the sun-lit water combined with their transparency makes a pretty good camouflage. Most of the Glass Squid species have a swollen body with incredibly sh

Deep Sea Squid (with teeth): This specimen is the Promachoteuthis sulcus, a deep sea squid. Only one has ever been found. It was found by a German research vessel in the southern Atlantic ocean, around 6,000ft down. And also in your deepest fears.

Promachoteuthis sulcus This strange creature was caught by German Research Vessel Walther Herwig in the Southern Atlantic Ocean. It’s a species of promachoteuthid squid and only one specimen has been found to date. It also has crazy human looking teeth.

Spirula is the only genus of squid with an internal shell, a relic of their ammonoid ancestors.  When Spirula die their fragile shells float to the surface and are collected on the beaches as "rams horn shells" - this one is encrusted with barnacles.

ღღ Spirula is the only genus of squid with an internal shell, a relic of their ammonoid ancestors. When Spirula die their fragile shells float to the surface and are collected on the beaches as "rams horn shells" - this one is encrusted with barnacles.

Dumbo Octopus. Rarest octopus, living at extreme depths. Largest one ever recorded was 6 feet long.

Dumbo Octopus

Dumbo Octopuses are named because of their ear-like fins coming out of their heads. They live in the extreme depths of the water, some living 7000 meters below sea level. Unlike other octopuses, they swallow their food whole! SO CUTE!

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