VIDEO: The Internet is Going Crazy Over This Googly-Eyed Octopus Found Deep Under the Sea

VIDEO: The Internet is Going Crazy Over This Googly-Eyed Octopus Found Deep Under the Sea

If you think scientists have learned all there is to learn about this planet, then you’re wrong — there are amazing creatures that scientists are still discovering all the time. For example, check out an adorable squid that looks like a child’s toy.

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The team spotted this Stubby Squid off the coast of California at a depth of 900 meters (2,950 feet). The stubby squid (Rossia pacifica) looks like a cross between an octopus and squid, but is more closely related to 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. Rossia pacifica is found in the Northern Pacific from Japan to Southern California up to 300m, but in addition to our sighting, researchers at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) have spotted them at depths of 1,300 m (4,260 ft).

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And yes, that is actually a real creature, living on the ocean floor. While this isn’t a new discovery, it’s still an exciting find for this team!

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