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.READ MORE: Man Who Crashed Vehicle In Walnut Creek Struck, Killed By 2nd Vehicle After Walking Into Roadway
Researchers, who were controlling the submersible aboard the research vessel E/V Nautilus, were clearly enamored of the animal’s cartoonishly large eyes.READ MORE: UPDATE: Witness Claims Oakland Police Searching for Wrong Car in Road Rage Homicide
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.MORE NEWS: Pacific Leatherback Sea Turtle Placed On California's Endangered Species List, Gets Additional Protections