There's some strange and wonderful stuff lurking in our oceans as the Nautilus Research Expedition keeps finding on its remote cameras - here's the latest, the googly-eyed squid
There's weird stuff underwater, and then there's really weird stuff underwater.
This video, captured by the Nautilus Research expedition, shows a 900m deep cephalopod known as the 'Stubby Squid' looking for all the world like a rabbit caught in the headlights. One of the commentators on the video quite rightly suggests that it looks like 'some ... kid dropped their toy'. Which it does.
A separate report on San Francisco-based CBS SFBayArea News refers to it as the 'Googly-Eyed Squid', which seems like a highly appropriate, if slightly odd, taxonomical classification.
According to the Nautilus project, Rossia Pacifica is found in the Northern Pacific from Japan to California, mostly at depths of around 300m, although they have been spotted as deep as 1,300m.
It's not likely that we'll ever see them on a dive, which is probably a good thing, given that a diver's air consumption would be halved due to uncontrollable giggling.
Nautilus live underwater exploration: http://www.nautiluslive.org/