Vampire Squid Vampyroteuthis infernalis, not because it  sucks blood but "because they have the ability to ‘cape’ themselves up with their membrane, which is black underside, looking just like a vampire wearing a black cape!"

Vampire Squid Vampyroteuthis infernalis, not because it sucks blood but "because they have the ability to ‘cape’ themselves up with their membrane, which is black underside, looking just like a vampire wearing a black cape!"

vampyroteuthis, or vampire squid, is a cephalopod that lives in the oxygen minimum zone of monterey bay, california, at depths of 600-900 meters.

vampyroteuthis, or vampire squid, is a cephalopod that lives in the oxygen minimum zone of monterey bay, california, at depths of 600-900 meters.

Example of bio-luminescence in Firefly squids. You can see the bottom of each squid that shine through the numerous Photospores like the starry sky. Like the firefly squids, this makes vampire squids to try and disguise themselves from predators. Vampire Squid Facts for Kids!

Example of bio-luminescence in Firefly squids. You can see the bottom of each squid that shine through the numerous Photospores like the starry sky. Like the firefly squids, this makes vampire squids to try and disguise themselves from predators. Vampire Squid Facts for Kids!

Inverted Vampire squid. Vampire squid have eight webbed arms, tipped with suckers and lined with fleshy spines (called cirri), and two retractable sensory filaments. When threatened, it inverts so that the cirri point outwards in a menacing fashion

Inverted Vampire squid. Vampire squid have eight webbed arms, tipped with suckers and lined with fleshy spines (called cirri), and two retractable sensory filaments. When threatened, it inverts so that the cirri point outwards in a menacing fashion

What the vampire squid really eats - because cephalopods rock our world. This is a particularly rockin' one. Do something fun with those little monofilament jiggies.

What the vampire squid really eats - because cephalopods rock our world. This is a particularly rockin' one. Do something fun with those little monofilament jiggies.

Image source The Vampire Squid's scientific name, Vampyroteuthis infernalis , translates to 'vampire squid from Hell'. Which is odd...

Image source The Vampire Squid's scientific name, Vampyroteuthis infernalis , translates to 'vampire squid from Hell'. Which is odd...

Vampire Squid Vampire squid is an apt name for a creature that lurks in the lightless depths of the ocean. Comfortable at 10,000 feet (3,000 meters) below the surface, these diminutive cephalopods navigate the blackness with eyes that are proportionately the largest of any animal on Earth. The species gets its name from its dark, webbed arms, which it can draw over itself like a cloak. It occupies the mesopelagic and bathypelagic regions of temperate and tropical world oceans. The animal's…

Vampire Squid Vampire squid is an apt name for a creature that lurks in the lightless depths of the ocean. Comfortable at 10,000 feet (3,000 meters) below the surface, these diminutive cephalopods navigate the blackness with eyes that are proportionately the largest of any animal on Earth. The species gets its name from its dark, webbed arms, which it can draw over itself like a cloak. It occupies the mesopelagic and bathypelagic regions of temperate and tropical world oceans. The animal's…

bogleech: I always think Dumbo Octopuses somehow look like Winnie the Pooh characters Just all of them at once in an octopus

bogleech: I always think Dumbo Octopuses somehow look like Winnie the Pooh characters Just all of them at once in an octopus

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