Look At This Googly-Eyed Squid

Image: YouTube

While scientists were exploring off the California coast, they happened upon this adorable li’l googly-eyed squid.

“It looks so fake,” one of the scientists giggles as the camera gets closer to the mysterious creature. “Like some little kid dropped their toy.”

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The team later discovered that this is, in fact, a special creature called Rossia pacifica, or stubby squid. According to the caption of the YouTube video, although the creature might look like a cross between an octopus and a squid, it’s actually more closely related to the cuttlefish.

“This species spends life on the seafloor, activating a sticky mucus jacket and burrowing into the sediment to camouflage, leaving their eyes poking out to spot prey like shrimp and small fish,” writes E/V Nautilus.

Cute!

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