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Weird googly-eyed squid found on sea floor

August 16, 2016 | Comment icon 19 comments



The squid almost looks like a stuffed toy. Image Credit: YouTube / EVNautilus
A recent deep-sea expedition off the coast of California has revealed a rather unusual looking creature.
Discovered by the research vessel EV Nautilus, the peculiar purple cephalopod looks a bit like a cartoon character thanks to its large googly eyes which almost appear to be painted on.

A member of the Rossia pacifica (or stubby squid) species, the cute little creature was discovered around 900 meters under the sea by researchers using a remote-operated submersible vehicle.

Stubby squids can be typically found across the Northern Pacific and grow up to 11cm in length.



Source: Sydney Morning Herald | Comments (19)


Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #10 Posted by Hawkin 6 years ago
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Comment icon #11 Posted by XenoFish 6 years ago
What's that pokemon?
Comment icon #12 Posted by Why not 6 years ago
Should be named after Marty Feldman.
Comment icon #13 Posted by BeastieRunner 6 years ago
It did right in the beginning of the video. It was bright blue and moving until the light from the craft hit it. It started turning purple and froze.
Comment icon #14 Posted by quiXilver 6 years ago
good point about it not moving... could be a doggie chew toy tossed carelessly overboard on Disney cruise...
Comment icon #15 Posted by tcgram 6 years ago
He or she is adorable! á
Comment icon #16 Posted by Ganden 6 years ago
OráMesut Ízil...
Comment icon #17 Posted by BeastieRunner 6 years ago
It was moving and changing color right when they found it!!!
Comment icon #18 Posted by quiXilver 6 years ago
I guess my sarcasm font wasn't activated for that comment
Comment icon #19 Posted by LucidElement 6 years ago
looks like Snuffalufagus from sesame street lol.


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