These octopuses are completely adorable but it's hard to spot the Dumbo Octopuses, also known as Grimpoteuthis.
The team aboard the research vessel Nautilus were delighted when Dumbo swam into view.
"Oh, it's giving us a show", one person was overheard saying in the footage of the creature. 'You're going to be famous'.
The Dumbo-like octopus measures about 23 inches and was found about 19,870 feet below sea level, according to the Ocean Exploration Trust, the nonprofit organization which owns the Nautilus. The area is about 129 km (80 miles) southwest of Monterey, California, and has been nicknamed the 'oasis of the deep, ' as it hosts a wide array of deep-sea corals, sponges and other inverbrates.
The crew aboard the Ocean Exploration Trust's E/V (exploration vehicle) Nautilus spotted a cirrate octopod, Grimpoteuthis, commonly known as umbrella or dumbo octopus, gliding by the deep-sea camera in the depths of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary in California, United States on October 23.
See more incredible photos and videos from Davidson Seamount on the Nautilus Live webpage.
The dumbo octopus gets its named from the wing-like appendages at the front of its head.
The biggest Dumbo octopus ever measured was more than 1.8m.
The Dumbo octopus was roughly 58cm long.
It is reported that this number of octopuses no one noticed.
The translucent, deep sea octopus stunned researchers with it's interesting features.
Unfortunately, the exciting encounter had to be cut short.
These creatures are naturally rare and hardly seen or captured on film as they live in parts of the ocean where humans don't typically explore.
"We had to move because of the length of the cable and where the ship was", Mr King explained.