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Weird googly-eyed squid found on sea floor


Posted on Tuesday, 16 August, 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)


Tags: Squid, Nautilus


Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #10 Posted by Hawkin on 16 August, 2016, 18:54
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Comment icon #11 Posted by XenoFish on 16 August, 2016, 19:45
What's that pokemon?
Comment icon #12 Posted by Why not on 16 August, 2016, 22:26
Should be named after Marty Feldman.
Comment icon #13 Posted by BeastieRunner on 16 August, 2016, 23:24
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 on 17 August, 2016, 0:04
good point about it not moving... could be a doggie chew toy tossed carelessly overboard on Disney cruise...
Comment icon #15 Posted by tcgram on 17 August, 2016, 2:20
He or she is adorable! á
Comment icon #16 Posted by Ganden on 17 August, 2016, 11:49
OráMesut Ízil...
Comment icon #17 Posted by BeastieRunner on 17 August, 2016, 19:11
It was moving and changing color right when they found it!!!
Comment icon #18 Posted by quiXilver on 17 August, 2016, 19:13
I guess my sarcasm font wasn't activated for that comment
Comment icon #19 Posted by LucidElement on 24 August, 2016, 13:49
looks like Snuffalufagus from sesame street lol.


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