Orange cirrate octopus video

This 26 June 2019 video from the USA says about itself:

This orange cirrate octopus, Cirroteuthis muelleri, was captured on film by MBARI[Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute]’s ROV Tiburon in Astoria Canyon off the Oregon coast at 2,727 meters (8,946 feet) deep.

It gave us a perfect view of the cirri-lined arms as it pulled its arms up over its eyes, probably to shade their eyes from the bright lights of the ROV. The cirri are finger-like appendages that it uses to sift through sediment to find prey like small crustaceans and worms.

1 thought on “Orange cirrate octopus video

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.