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Muppets in the Ocean

by on Aug.25, 2016, under Animals, Environment, Nature

Most of us remember the Muppets of our childhood. Whether it was Sesame Street, the Muppet Show, or Yoda, we all had our favorites. the_muppets_28058 We followed their adventures as they travelled around the world. top6-food And we followed them in space. muppets_space There were a lot of Muppets that only appeared once or twice, but they're still memorable. furline_huskie Like Furline Huskie, and his hit song "Comb Your Face". But we never thought of looking in the depths of the ocean.
Stubby squid (Rossia pacifica) off the Southern California coast

The Stubby squid (Rossia pacifica) live for about two years and are generally nocturnal, spending the daytime hours buried in sand with only their bulbous eyes exposed. This one was recently discovered 900 meters below sea level, on Trask Knoll west of Los Angeles. Although it resembles a squid, it's actually more closely related to the Cuttlefish.

stubby_squid It's not the first one sighted, but it's certainly the cutest. stubby-squid2  
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