The Dumbo Octopus is named for their ear-like fins that protrude from the top of their heads. Aside from their identifying features, Dumbo octopuses can reach up to six feet, weigh around 13 pounds, and live very deep in the ocean: between 13,000 and 23,000 feet. They use their fins to pulse the water, and hunt for food on the sea floor, often swallowing their prey whole.
Amazing Oceanic Creatures: Pacific Barreleye
The Pacific Barreleye lives in the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans, and is named after their barrel-shaped eyes. Their eyes are usually directed upward to detect any oncoming prey, and are enclosed in a transparent dome. This transparent dome is also the reason they are referred to as the ‘spook fish’.