Creature from the depths


When ocean researchers came across this small mollusc at a depth of 3,000 feet off the California coast.

They couldn't resist smiling:



The species Rossia pacifica, also known as the stubby squid, lives on the ocean floor and buries itself in the sand as it hunts for prey. Only its enormous googly eyes peek out while the sea creature scans around for shrimp and small fish. It really is quite a comical critter!