SOSA - Senckenberg Ocean Species Alliance

 "Dumbo octopus discovered"

Filming of deep-sea creatures on expeditions

Prof. Dr. Angelika Brandt, the Head of Marine Zoology Department at the Senckenberg Research Center, shares in an interview the excitement filming rare deep-sea dwellers on expeditions. In this particular case, it’s the likable ”Dumbo Octopus”, which looks remarkably similar to the Disney elephant. But what seem to be his ears are actually fins!

If you want to learn more about a species of Dumbo Octopuses, Grimpoteuthis imperator, visit our “Creature Feature” on Instagram. A real model of a Dumbo Octopus can also be seen in the Senckenberg Museum’s deep-sea exhibition.

(The interview is only available in German)