Googly-Eyed Stubby Squid Caught on Video

The research team aboard the EV Nautilus captured a squid who looked like a little rubber toy at 2,950-foot depths off the coast of California. Even the scientists who watched it live clearly got a kick out of the appearance of the purple squid, and footage of it posted on YouTube has gone viral. The species, which is related to the cuttlefish, spends it life on the seafloor, and its eyes poke out to allow them to find prey like shrimp and small fish. The stubby squid is found in the Northern Pacific from Japan to Southern California.


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