HEADLINE Video: Googly-eyed stubby squid in deep sea

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Video: Googly-eyed stubby squid in deep sea

Nautilus Live

16:59, January 22, 2018

A team entitled Nautilus Live 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. 

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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, most commonly seen up to 300 meters deep, but specimens have been collected at 1,000 meters depth.

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