get a good laugh from this googly-eyed sea creature

google-eye cephalopod

Researchers aboard the research ship Nautilus combing the sea floor off the California coast last week came across a two prominent eyes in a bright purple body staring back at them some 3,000 feet below the surface. This cephalopod with “googly eyes,” as one of the observers put it soon had everyone on the ship laughing uncontrollably.

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.

more at nautiluslive.org/video and news.nationalgeographic.com

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