Buggy-eyed sea creature found off California coast

Video: EV Nautilus Youtube

It’s buggy eyes make it look like something out of a cartoon, but scientists found this adorable squid-looking creature just off the California coast, 900 meters below the water’s surface.

The E/V Nautilus team was using a remotely operated vehicle to explore the waters off the coast of California when they came across the sea creature, which usually inhabits northern Pacific waters, and posted the video to Youtube.

Its name is just as cute as it is: The Stubby Squid (Rossia pacifica) is closely related to a cuttlefish, though it looks like a squid, according to the E/V Nautilus team. The creature lives on the sea floor and uses its buggy eyes to spot prey like shrimp and small fish. 

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