The Nautilus mission, exploring the ocean floor off the coast of California, has captured images of another adorable sea creature: the stubby squid (Rossia pacifica).
“They’re actually nocturnal hunters so they spend a lot of the day actually burrowed in the sea floor with just their eyes poking out,” says science fellow Samantha Wishnak. “And then when they feel comfortable, when it’s time to hunt, they’ll actually start creeping along looking for their next meal.”
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Happy 100th birthday, National Park Service! For the last century, the National Park Service has protected America’s Best Idea, ensuring current and future generations can experience the country’s natural, cultural and historic treasures. The birth of the National Park Service can be traced to back to June 30, 1864, when the federal government set aside Yosemite Valley and the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias – land that would later become Yosemite National Park in California. Photo by Lesli Cohan (www.sharetheexperience.org).