Mr. Kirouac, an experienced shrimp fisherman. “It just refused to die! We fired at it from close range and knocked it repeatedly on the head with a metal shovel, but it had very little effect. It took sixteen .30-06 ammo before it stopped crawling, but we finally got it!”
Though it looks like something straight out of a Dr. Seuss book, this stubby squid was also discovered by the Nautilus team. Apparently, purple is all the rage among deep-ocean creatures. Courtesy Nautilus
What’s bright purple and looks like a blobby glow stick? Scientists were puzzled, as was captured in a video recording as their ROV Hercules zoomed in closer to have a look. Hercules filmed the adorable purple creature while scanning the seafloor at a depth of 2,950 feet off the coast of California’s Channel Islands.