One of the undeniably precious deep sea creatures we do know about is the Dumbo octopus (Grimpoteuthis sp. The video of the Dumbo octopus, captured Oct. 23, 2018, sent the crew into paroxysms of delight that would make a Pomeranian puppy blush. Dumbos are very cute, but also a little spooky looking, as deep sea dwellers are wont to be. Their \"wings\" help them escape sharks and other deep sea predators. After spotting Dumbo octopus, the Nautilus ROV came across a huge octopus nesting ground, where over a thousand octopuses were hunkered down in the rocks, protecting their eggs.