25 Of The Rarest Deep Sea Creatures

#16 – Dumbo octopus

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It is given the name ‘Dumbo octopus’ because of its large ear-like fins that protrude out of its head, much like the large ears of Disney’s favorite elephant, Dumbo.

It belongs to the Grimpoteuthis genus and this creature lives in the deep ocean, sometimes even reaching 23,000 feet (7,000 meters) below sea level. Generally they can be found as deep as 9,800 to 13,100 feet or 3,000 to 4,000 meters deep.

These creatures can come in a variety of colors like orange, blue, red, but they can also be purple in some instances. They grow on average to a size of 7.9 to 12 inches (20-30 centimeters) in length, but they also have the distinction of having very large eyes. The average width of their eyes are 12 millimeters wide.

Written by Omer Eren

Originally from Turkey, Omer has dreams of travel, but his work and social life keeps him grounded. When he’s not browsing through National Geographic and the Discovery Channel online, he’s trying new recipes he’s coming across on the Food Network. Once he finds the time, he plans to make his first trip to Rome because Italian cuisine is his favorite.