Adorable Stubby Squid Breaks the Internet

Watch the viral video of the amazing creature these scientists stumbled upon on the ocean floor.

Posted in , Aug 26, 2016

Stubby Squid

Maybe you’ve seen this video. A group of researchers on the Exploration Vessel Nautilus (E/V Nautilus) were mapping the seafloor off the coast of southern California when they came across something completely adorable. A little purple squid with cartoonish eyes.

The scientists on the E/V Nautilus couldn’t hide their glee. “It’s like some little kid dropped their toy!” one of them said. Meanwhile, the squid – technically called a Stubby Squid – didn’t move an inch. It just stared back.

It was unusual to spot such a creature. Stubby squids are expert hiders. According to E/V Nautilus, “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.”

So not only is this creature cute, it’s smart – and definitely designed by God!

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