[embedded content]The animal was discovered on Tuesday by unmanned remote Hercules as part of an expedition from the Navy Naval…
The animal was discovered on Tuesday by unmanned remote Hercules as part of an expedition from the Navy Naval Research Navy. Working with scientists from NOAA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 209-foot vessels operated by Ocean Exploration Trust, an ideal group founded in 2008 by Robert Ballard, best known for his discovery of Titanic in the 1980s.
Researchers started ooh and ahh they controlled the remote vehicle, known as a ROV, against the octopus.
“He big fella,” said one. “He’s so cute.”
“The world loves a Dumbo,” said another.
“You will be famous”, allow another.
Dumbo octopus, also known as umbrella octopus, lives deeper than almost all octopus on earth.
They live in cold waters between 10,000 and 13,000 feet deep, with some as deep as 23,000 feet.
They have found crabs, lobsters, krill, worms and other deep-sea animals, as they were found in California, Australia, New Zealand, Oregon, Philippines and New England.
Most are about 1-2 meters long, although the largest found was almost 6 feet long. The octopus discovered on Tuesday was 2 meters long.
To swim, they clap their ear-like fins and can easily move in any direction. They can also crawl along the seabed with their eight tentacles or float over it.
In recent months, Nautilus has explored the seas outside of British Columbia, Washington and Hawaii, along with Monterey Bay this week. It will be next month’s hay to the Channel Islands off southern California.
Although the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary was founded in 1992 by President George H.W. Bush, it did not originally contain Davidson Seamount.
The underwater mountain, more than 7,000 meters high, has its peak about 4,000 feet below sea level. It is 80 miles southwest of Monterey.
In 2008, researchers surveyed by high-tech submarine sections Davidson Seamount found that there was a national significant underwater function, thick with 10 foot long coral forests, fields of colorful fungi, crabs and anemones that close like Venus Flytrap’s President George W. Bush expand the sanctuary to include it.
Davidson Seamount was listed on a list last year, but President Trump, to be considered for possible removal from refuge protection, which prohibits oil drilling and underwater degradation. No final decisions have been made.
This week, researchers at the Nautilus expedition also made another remarkable discovery within the same general area – a massive field with more than 1,000 deep sea octopuses, grouped along the seabed.
These creatures, called Muusoctopus robustus are a small deep-water octopus lacking a blanket bag. The animals were close to shimmering liquid pairs, a type of hot water and methane release from the rocky bottom next to Davidson Seamount. The only similar concentration found was discovered from Costa Rica, they said.