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    This Wild and Wonderful World of Ours! 🐙

    Introducing.......the Dumbo Octopus......ain’t he cute?


    The dozen or so species that make up Grimpoteuthis are called Dumbo octopuses because of the two large fins—one on either side of the mantle—that protrude like ears.

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    They have relatively short arms, bell-shaped body, pale coloring, and tendency to hover over the seafloor, and you’ve got a cephalopod that’s often called the cutest octopus in the world.

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    The Dumbo Octopi can live in the depths of 9,800 and 23,000 feet (3,000 – 4,000 meters) under sea level. The largest that has been ever seen was about 6 feet in length (1.8m) long, and weighed 13 pounds (5.9kg). Most are small, generally about 8 inches. They feed on snails, worms, and other creatures they hoover up from the ocean floor.


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    They propel themselves through the water by flapping their strong fins, not by expelling water forcefully from their siphons—a process called jet propulsion—as other octopuses do. Webbing between their arms aids them in swimming.
    💫 Star lover

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    They are cute! Wouldn't want to touch one though!
    Vonnie

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    • Star lover
      Star lover commented
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      Me either! Or go where they are!

    #3
    Isn't God's creation amazing?!

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      #4
      Thanks for sharing. Cute little critter! Did any of you see "Our Planet" on Netflix? That was very interesting, IMO but concerning at the same time. It was interesting to learn how everything effects everything else....if that makes sense. The concerning part is how we humans are ruining our beautiful planet.
      Tracie

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