See this little guy? He’s just emerged into the world, but the appropriately-named Dumbo octopus is already taking his first flaps.
Resemblance to a certain flying elephant notwithstanding, Dumbo octopuses actually live far below the ocean’s surface. They’re some of the deepest-living octopuses, and are so rare that this is the first hatchling that was caught on camera. The “ears” are actually fins that help them to swan about the seafloor.
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They belong to a sub-order