This cartoon looking squid is Taonius borealis. It kind of looks like what would happen if E.T. had a baby with a squid!

These bizarre deep-sea squid only grow up to 50 cm in length but even something so tiny has room for unique adaptations. Its large eyes normally sit facing frontwards but it is able to switch them to see out laterally instead.

This post is posted on Saturday 21 September 2013.
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    It looks like it has glasses with a strong prescription xD
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    It’s like a swimming Cockatoo!
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    This is what toddlers have nightmares about.
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