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Googly-eyed stubby squid makes internet splash

A pink, deep-ocean stubby squid that was spotted off the coast of California has captured the hearts of animal lovers across the world. Video of the creature taken by the research vessel, E/V Nautilus, at a depth of 2,950 feet has been viewed more than 400,000 times since being posted on Saturday. The stubby squid (Rossia pacifica) looks like a cross between an octopus and squid but is more closely related to cuttlefish. 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. For more information visit: www.nautiluslive.org

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Where condoms, corpses and cans clog Rio water, a sailor cleans up

Guanabara Bay is spectacularly challenging and notoriously polluted. Sailors have a love-hate relationship with the venue of powerful currents, shifting breezes and hazardous levels of e coli. But a brave and selfless man — Brad Funk of Fort Lauderdale, Florida — made it his mission to clean up the contaminated bay on behalf of his fellow sailors.

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Googly-eyed stubby squid makes internet splash

A pink, deep-ocean stubby squid that was spotted off the coast of California has captured the hearts of animal lovers across the world. Video of the creature taken by the research vessel, E/V Nautilus, at a depth of 2,950 feet has been viewed more than 400,000 times since being posted on Saturday. The stubby squid (Rossia pacifica) looks like a cross between an octopus and squid but is more closely related to cuttlefish. 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. For more information visit: www.nautiluslive.org
Courtesy OET/Nautilus Live
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