It is said that deep waters hide big secrets and this statement can be literally true if we think about all the rare beings found deep in the oceans or seas. Nowadays, scientists are discovering more and more proofs that life forms can survive even in the harshest environments.
One amazing breakthrough is the finding of the rare Dumbo octopuses from the Deep-sea. They are called Dumbo because their appearance is similar to elephant ears; they have large eyes with round fins. Their existence has always been a mistery for scientists, because it is amazing how these small creatures can live in such inaccessible places and unfriendly surroundings like the deepest and darkest corners from the ocean.
Now, after many years of hard work, researchers had the opportunity to watch and film the Dumbo octopus hatching from the egg. The creature, which measures just a few centimeters was observed while struggling to get contact with the outside world during the exploration of an underwater mountains chain from the Eastern Coast of U.S. Although the researchers’ discovery was made in 2005, their findings and work results were published on the 19th of February 2018 in a scientific journal called Current Biology.
After the discovery was public, scientists said that their work and all the time spent watching the Dumbo octopus in its’ environment were worth it, especially because their opportunity to see it hatching form the egg was unique and the first time in history when it happened. While observing the new-born octopus, researchers noticed that it started to move its’ eyes and to behave like a full adult. The only strange particularity is the fact that the baby Dumbo octopus remains attached to the transparent egg yolk until it can be capable of capturing its’ food (tiny crabs, other micro-organisms from the ocean).