5 years ago5,000+ Views
Wonder of the world
This adorable creature is the Banded Piglet Squid (Helicocranchia pfefferi). They're found at depths of 100m or more, and that odd appearance of a smile is caused by skin pigmentation. Very little is known about this creatures biology. They have been observed upside down more often than not, but no one is sure why. They are kept buoyant by ammonium ions in its body fluids, and has a large light producing organ below each of its eyes. Image ©Cabrillo Marine Aquarium
wow very cute..:))
5 years ago·Reply
Oh my god! It's so round and cute!
5 years ago·Reply
hahahah this is the cutest deep ocean creature lol usually deep sea creatures are the kind that gives you nightmare but this one is so cute hahhaa
4 years ago·Reply
Looks like a piglet with hair.
3 years ago·Reply