Dumbo Octopus Research Paper

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Dumbo Octopus or Grimpoteuthis spp., is named after the Disney character, Dumbo because of its ear-like fins. They have been found in New Zealand, Australia, Monterey Bay, California, Oregon, Philippines, Papua, and New Guinea. They are know to live on the bottom of the ocean hovering like an umbrella just slightly above the seafloor. Their diet consist of different crustaceans, bivalve, worms on the sea floor, and copepods, which are all commonly found around ocean vent ecosystems or floating along in the current. The primary predator are diving fishes, marine mammals, including tunas, sharks, and dolphins. They are very rarely captured in fishing nets. Males have a large segment that is used to deliver packages of sperm into the female’s
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