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This deep-sea cirrate octopod glows in the darkness of the Atlantic Ocean.
Among the bizarre creatures encountered by the researchers were a six foot long cirrate octopod - nicknamed "Dumbo" because of the large earlike fins it uses to swim - discovered more than a mile deep on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge.
As part of the census project, scientists from the Smithsonian Institution have collected a very large specimen of a rare, primitive animal known as cirrate or finned octopod, commonly called " Dumbos" because they flap a pair of large ear- like fins to swim, akin to the cartoon flying elephant.