Dumbo Octopus

By: Hailey Steen

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Appearance

~ Semi-translucent body

~ Ear-like fins near the eyes

~ Eight webbed tentacles

~ Nearly blind eyes

~ Mostly yellow and small

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Diet

~ Isopods

~ Amphipods

~ Bristle worms

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Habitat

~ On the bottom, or just hovering over the seafloor

~ Depths of 3,000 and 4,000 meters (9,800 and 13,000 feet)

~ Some are as deep as 7,000 meters (23,000 feet) below sea level

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Behavior

~ They can flap their fins to move

~ Expanding and contrasting their tentacles

~ They can also shoot water through their funnel

~ Other than that they don't do much

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Geographic Distribution

~ New Zealand

~ Australia

~ California

~ Oregon

~ Philippines

~ New Guinea