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"There he is. There he is."
The researchers had not expected this: During a live broadcast from the deep sea, a rare sea creature suddenly appears.
»For all those who have just switched on, take a look at the other camera settings.«
"I've never seen a living specimen."
The reason for the euphoria: It is not just any ordinary squid, but a rare dumbo octopus that swims in front of the camera of the researchers of the Ocean Exploration Trust of their remote-controlled exploration boat.
The scientists are exploring the seabed on a seamount northwest of the Hawaiian Islands when suddenly the twenty to thirty centimeter tall sea dweller floats by.
"There are the fluttering ears."
The funny name goes back to the fins on the side of his head, which are reminiscent of the famous Disney elephant Dumbo. Dumbo octopuses live in the deepest, darkest regions of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Researchers therefore very rarely get the sea dweller in front of the camera.
"Yes, that was beautiful!"