The Dumbo Octopus is absolutely real!
Sorry it took so long for me to get to this,
@marine-enclosures the past month or so has been hectic.
I think I’ve made a post on these cute cephalopods before but that’s ok.
Typically found between 3000m to 4000m they prey on small animals found on the ocean floor. They can use their “ear like” fins for mobility. There are 17 known species of dumbo octopus and they are known for being the deepest dwelling octopuses.
Here’s a cute video of one spotted by a deep sea exploration team durring a live stream:
These little guys are one of my favorite deep sea animals!