This weird squid looks like it has googly eyes
Internet, meet your new spirit animal.
Scientists aboard the research vessel the E/V Nautilus, off the coast of California, were shocked and delighted to find this little squid chilling on the ocean floor.
According to the commentary, the researchers concluded that the strange creature with big "googly eyes" was a cuttlefish, but is actually called a Stubby squid (or a Rossia pacifica). However, this particular squid is closely related to the cuttlefish.
The bright purple color and enormous eyes makes the sea creature look almost fake. "It's like some little kid dropped their toy," said one scientist in the video commentary.
Another exclaimed, "do something!" on the commentary. If you look very close, you can see one of its tentacles moving slowly.
Of course, perfectly round, googly eyes aren't entirely uncommon in the animal kingdom. A new species of frog found in Costa Rica, for example, looks just like Kermit the Frog.
We're just so happy to know this Stubby squid exists.