LOS ANGELES (CBS) — A research vessel plying the deep waters off the California coast last week discovered an unusual “googly-eyed” cephalopod.
A remote-controlled submersible craft searching the seafloor at a depth of about 2,950 feet found the googly-eyed stubby squid, CBS Los Angeles reported. The finding was broadcast live to viewers.
Researchers, who were controlling the submersible aboard the research vessel E/V Nautilus, were clearly enamored of the animal’s cartoonishly large eyes.
The stubby squid is known to inhabit Pacific waters from Japan to Southern California at depths of up to 1,000 feet. They have also been found at depths of up to 4,200 feet.