Project Description

During a night dive this stubby squid (Rossia pacifica) was noticed in the water.  It looked amazing with body fins rhythmically moving against the black backdrop of the ocean.  I think it’s interesting that during the day this small squid will bury itself in the sediment with just its eyes poking above to keep a lookout.  These cool little animals unfortunately have very short lifespans and live for only two years.  The compact stubby squid can reach a length of about 6 inches (15 cm), with a range that includes Japan and Korea to Siberia, as well as northern Alaska to northern Mexico.