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.
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