Scientists Found This Squid That Looks Like A Toy And They Can’t Stop Laughing At It

A group of scientists from E/VNautilus, a research vessel, posted footage last week of a cute purple squid they found off the coast of California.

What’s even more adorable than this toy-like creature is how much the scientists themselves are geeking out over their find.

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“It looks so fake. It’s like some little kid dropped their toy.”


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Honestly can’t argue with that.

The Stubby Squid (yeah, that’s its name), formally known as Rossia pacifica, is not actually a squid, but a 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,” E/VNautilus explained.

We honestly don’t know who’s funnier — the cuttlefish or the scientists.