Aug PM ET This adorable little sea creature was discovered by the E/V Nautilus off the coast of Southern California. The E/V Nautilus is a scientific exploration vessel that is currently doing work near Big Sur.
The bobtail squid has a unique relationship with a bacteria, Vibrio fischeri. This bacteria helps the squid hide from predators at night. Photo by grnhrn - Creepy but all nature is beautiful in some way.