Do you ever think about what it would be like if a cartoon character found in popular cartoons we watched as children came to life? That's when they made this interesting discovery, lead scientist Chad King told Fox News. However, the crew at E/V Nautilus was able to dive into these depths by using the remotely operated vehicles that operate underwater known as the ROV Hercules.
The scientists watched the octopus glide and move its fins in the water, as if it were showing off its skills.
In a rare incidence, a dumbo octopus is filmed swimming in the deep sea of Monterey Bay.
"This is certainly the largest cluster of brooding deep-sea octopuses that has ever been spotted", added King, who is also the chief scientist aboard the Nautilus, a research vessel with a team from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the non-profit Ocean Exploration Trust.More news: Alec Baldwin Arrested After Fight Over Parking Spot
The dumbo octopus gets its named from the wing-like appendages at the front of its head. Most of the Dumbo Octopus species tend to be smaller than the one captured in this footage which was about 60 centimeters long.
More than 1,000 of the cephalopods were seen last week clustered in a previously unexplored, federally protected area off California's coast, their bodies tucked upside down into nooks with their tentacles inverted and covering clusters of white eggs.
Unfortunately, the exciting encounter had to be cut short.
Nautilus' current expedition is scheduled to run through October 31, so they may share more footage of the Dumbo-like octopus.More news: Pakistani cleric, called godfather of Taliban, assassinated in Rawalpindi
"We had to move because of the length of the cable and where the ship was", Mr King explained.
These creatures are naturally rare and hardly seen or captured on film as they live in parts of the ocean where humans don't typically explore.
"We ran into this incredible brooding, or collection, of a different species of octopus, all mums brooding their eggs", he said.More news: Dodgers, Clayton Kershaw Agree To Extend Deadline For Decision On Contract Option