Scientists aboard the Nautilus vessel recently spotted this cuddly creature 2,950 feet (900 meters) below the surface of the water off the coast of California. But is it a cuttlefish? Or an octopus? Or something else? Stare into these googly eyes as you watch this video to find out the answer!
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Read more about this Muppet-like creature and why it appears so still.
Footage courtesy: OET/Nautilus Live
Associate Producer: Jed Winer
(Answer: Stubby squid, aka North Pacific bobtail squid)
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