Ghostly Grimpoteuthis Octopus Glides By ROV Hercules | Nautilus Live

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At first this ghostly octopus drifted past the camera on ROV Hercules flapping wing-like fins, then inverted its webbed arms, ballooning out to reveal eight rows of suckers. This rarely-seen Grimpoteuthis sp., commonly known as an umbrella octopus, was approximately 60cm (almost two feet) long! The octopus was spotted during the first dive of the expedition aboard E/V Nautilus exploring Davidson Seamount, in Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. This first dive explored a completely unexplored rocky outcropping to the southeast of the seamount, a region known as an oasis in the deep with vast coral and sponge fields. Learn more at nautiluslive.org -------------------------------------- E/V Nautilus is exploring unknown regions of the ocean seeking out new discoveries in biology, geology, and archaeology. Join us 24/7 for live video from the seafloor and to ask questions of our explorers currently aboard Nautilus: www.nautiluslive.org. Follow us on social media for dive updates, expedition highlights, and more: Subscribe on YouTube: www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=EVNautilus Facebook: www.facebook.com/nautiluslive Twitter: www.twitter.com/evnautilus Instagram: www.instagram.com/nautiluslive

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Grungus Khan : โ€œI love me a good cephalopodโ€ Yeah same G.

Liz Raven : "bye buddy hope you find your dad"

hiddenrio : The Dumbo is the 2nd best thing about this video. The best thing is hearing these serious and highly-qualified scientists reduced to "awes" and squees of excitement when it shows up.

S. S. : Scientists: Wow look at that hood! I can see the ripple Woow That one scientist: Hi Deb. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

Mistletoe Satyr : Get a doctorate in marine biology. Get payed to go "aww" at mysterious sea life.

iabrochium : "I love me a good cephalopod" I mean who doesn't amiright

RelaxWithReena : Absolutely beautiful!!!! Especially when you get to see underneath.... this channel just shocks me every time lol! Thanks for sharing!! ๐Ÿฆ‘๐Ÿ™

evilferris : that sigh @ 1:24 sums up this channel nicely for me.

J No : I'm normally afraid of deep water but the excitement that the scientists have makes these videos and dives not scary for me <3

greekgodlamb : Deep sea creatures are so chill and peaceful.. I love.

Juliann Luu : A ghost for halloween!

BACA : Two elephants disliked this video

Zach Cox : Wow, can't help but imagine that celephod is 'checking-out' the ROV with the same intensity as the folks (humans) watching it are. If/When we (as a species) ever come to recognize and accept and cherish our fellow sentient beings we share our biosphere with then we will have 'arrived', and realize "WE ARE NOT ALONE" in the cosmos.

Michelle Fury : AMAZING!! I JUST LOVE BEING ALONG FOR THE RIDE!!!! THANK YOU!!

timberLab. GodisGreat : Oh Oh oh I'm ๐Ÿ‘€on it, Love it! THANK YOUโฃ

Ninsuna : Okay, I'm blown away! I feel so blessed to see this beautiful flower of a creature this way. What a gift. Thank you!

donkeytoucher : Cutest octopus ever ๐Ÿ˜

Maximus Thalos : I love me a good cephalopod Crysis flashed before my eyes.

Thepryomaniac : I too love me a good cephalopod

A. A. : Thanks again for the amazing quality. It really swims like a ghost. Cute. I wish all humans were like you guys.

Laurpud : That WAS exciting! Everyone saying goodbye, especially the joker at the end ๐Ÿ˜„

00744 SSS : You guys are amazing as well!

Tia Mills : Tag yourself I'm Grumpytooth

aLPha tONic : Unbelievable how cute that guy is.

Beth Roesch : How nice of him to come put on a little show for us. Thanks for all the magic you capture for us๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–

okrajoe : What an amazing, beautiful creature.

Happy Hippo : AWWW so cute!

Mrrp : Amazing as usual.

Skinny McGee : what's going on with the vehicles? lost power on ascent? I'm worried

al35mm : The lasers are for measuring its size I assume?

Garry Beard : Beautiful absolutely beautiful love this Chanel give us more please๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿบ

Lawrence Parkes : Wow awesome thanks for sharing

dablet00 : i was expecting it to go mach 3 once its "tail" opened up. spoiler alert: it didnt.

Emily Christman : oh my gosh! can't believe I just barely missed this by turning in early! So glorious!

J V : What do they eat? That question was not answered and I was interested to know :) I want mo'dumbo!

Matthew Darroch : Absolutely amazing! See when it opened up itโ€™s legs, wow. Love the chat

[Jorge-MX ] : the nature always surprise us, thank you for sharing!!

craig snider : As always, awesome!

rhywnn : Awww I love him... her?

rubex117 : So this is what Jotaro kujo does for a living? ๐Ÿค”

Dawud Abdul : Your voice guys, sounds like very kind people :) I love you ๐Ÿ’•

Patsy Bailey : Wow, never knew Pikachu was based on this creature, that's awesome!

Oddly Wired : What a beauty!

Ziing : Saw this live, was so crazy to see out of the blue

Raymond Boop : Its a grumpy dumbo and im okay with that

Jennifer Parsons : I don't know if you will see this comment but I was just wondering. Do you guys ever name any of the creatures you find๐Ÿ˜‚

Christine Lim : WOW. ITS BEAUTIFUL. LIKE... WOW. ITS LIKE IT EMBODIES THE WORD "SASSY" AND "SEXY"

Gloria Baquera : Beautiful!!!

LtCmdrMaximus : What happened at 1:21 lol HI DEB. (awkward silence) lets out an ughhh