Unique googly-eyed purple squid mesmerizes scientists- Watch!

This weird yet adorable animal was found at a depth of nearly 3,000 feet.

Last Updated: Aug 20, 2016, 10:37 AM IST
Unique googly-eyed purple squid mesmerizes scientists- Watch!
Image credit: E/V Nautilus/ Twitter

New Delhi: Recently, researchers on board E/V Nautilus have spotted a big-eyed, bright purple, toy-like squid off the the California coast.

This weird yet adorable animal was found at a depth of nearly 3,000 feet. Known as Rossia pacifica or Stubby squid, belongs to the family of bobtail squid which is almost a mix between a squid and octopus.

This tiny, six centimeter long creature, was discovered with the help of remote-controlled roving vehicles that can explore the ocean floor. Researchers also used a number of high-quality cameras, connected to boat with optical fibers, to capture the brightly colored squid.

To know more about this undersea surprise, watch the video: 

 

(Video credit: EVNautilus)