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Vampire of the Deep

Credit: Kim Reisenbichler © 2005 MBARI
Vampyroteuthis infernalis, literally "vampire squid from hell," is a mysterious deep-sea species. Research published in September…Read More »









2012 in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B
reveals that these strange animals "fish" for ocean detritus using a long filament appendage, seen here in white.    Less «
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