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!"                                                                                                                                                      More

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!" More

Vampyroteuthis, or vampire squid, is a cephalopod that lives in the oxygen minimum zone of Monterey Bay, California, at depths of 600-900 meters. Photo Credit: Kim Reisenbichler, MBARI

Vampyroteuthis, or vampire squid, is a cephalopod that lives in the oxygen minimum zone of Monterey Bay, California, at depths of 600-900 meters. Photo Credit: Kim Reisenbichler, MBARI

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.

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.

Bioluminescent Octopus-One of the few known octopods known to be bioluminescent (glow with its own light) this Stauroteuthis syrtensis octopus was found about a half mile deep in the Gulf of Maine. Photophores (light-emitting organs) may be positioned to fool prey into swimming right into the mouth of the hunter.

Bioluminescent Octopus-One of the few known octopods known to be bioluminescent (glow with its own light) this Stauroteuthis syrtensis octopus was found about a half mile deep in the Gulf of Maine. Photophores (light-emitting organs) may be positioned to fool prey into swimming right into the mouth of the hunter.

The vampire squid is a garbage-eater that collects raining rubbish with living fishing lines : Not Exactly Rocket Science

The vampire squid is a garbage-eater that collects raining rubbish with living fishing lines : Not Exactly Rocket Science

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