Octopus Ballet: This white octopus was filmed with a high-definition underwater video camera at 6600 feet depth 200 miles off the coast of Oregon. Researchers from the University of Washington, who piloted the robot sub, captured these images during a 2005 expedition, but the video has just been released.
The expedition was led by Professors John Delaney and Deborah Kelley of the University of Washington.
Little is known about the deep-sea octopuses that live in proximity to the hydrothermal vent fields associated with the underwater volcanoes of the
Juan de Fuca Ridge in the Northeast Pacific Ocean.
This video features the Grimpoteuthis bathynectes species. Sometimes nicknamed the Dumbo octopus, its ears are really fins that help it move through the water.