An important life skill that many people develop over the years is the one that helps you discern between times when it’s okay to have fun and be silly versus the times when things are to be taken seriously.
Fortunately for us, these ocean scientists also know when it’s absolutely vital to halt the business talk in order to witness adorable moments.
Nautilus Live, which is a program offered by the exploration and research vessel Nautilus, was studying off the coast of California recently when they captured a very picturesque moment of a jellyfish, dumbo octopus, flatfish and a shark all in the same setting.
"The forced feedback — it gives us a 40 pound to one ratio —," a scientist can be heard saying before another interrupts momentarily to point out what was happening.
Light typically does not reach these depths of the ocean, and they noticed that the dumbo octopus was behaving rather accordingly to this strange new source of light in its world.
“Do we want one more zoom on the dumbo before we take off?” says one scientist.
All of the scientists agreed wholeheartedly and a few seconds later, they could all be heard swooning over how adorable the little octopus was acting.
“Oh hello there little fella!”
“You can see his little suckers!”
The dumbo octopus had been swaying his ears back and forth before finally wrapping himself up in his tentacles to avoid being exposed by the light.
“Aw! He’s shy!”
“Bright light! Bright light! Go away!” the scientists jested.
After the moment had passed, the scientists resumed their ocean exploration and science talk.
“Anyway… Back to the forced feedback…” recalls one scientist, to which another replies, “I forgot I even asked that question.”
Check out the adorable dumbo octopus these scientists discovered here!