E/V Nautilus Spots Googly-Eyed Stubby Squid 3,000 Feet Under the Sea off California Coast!

GSCCC’s Melissa Baffa, who has been sailing on the E/V Nautilus since August 1st, will be in San Francisco today giving a ship tour to Girl Scouts and answering questions. On Friday, she will be speaking at the Seymour Marine Discovery Center at Long Marine Lab, which will include a live interaction with the ship along with a Q&A period.

Photo Credit: OET Nautilus Live
This is the perfect opportunity to ask Melissa about the E/V Nautilus’ recent find, the googly-eyed squid! According to Nautilus Live researchers, the squid looks like a cross between an octopus and a squid, but is actually most closely related to the cuttlefish.
In most recent weeks, the scientists aboard the E/V Nautilus most unusual discovery was a glowing purple orb (shown below), which is still being studied. The team sent a sample to the Harvard Museum of Comparative Zoology for DNA analysis

Photo Credit: OET Nautilus Live
The E/V Nautilus has spent weeks along the west coast investigating undersea life, tectonic rifts and cracks in the sea floor. Melissa has explored the coast off of California’s Central Coast with the ship over the past two weeks.  The ship’s objective was to explore the depths and map the sea floor.

For more information on Melissa’s upcoming DIVE DEEP! events, visit us here: www.girlscoutsccc.org/events.

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