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Randy
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Posted - 03/01/2010 :  19:13:33  Show Profile Send Randy a Private Message  Reply with Quote
The Vampire Squid (Vampyroteuthis infernalis, lit. "vampire squid from hell")

http://www.wimp.com/vampiresquid/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vampire_Squid

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filthy
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Posted - 03/01/2010 :  20:14:50   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send filthy a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by Randy

The Vampire Squid (Vampyroteuthis infernalis, lit. "vampire squid from hell")

http://www.wimp.com/vampiresquid/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vampire_Squid

Thanks! I've read about that one, what literature there is on it. Like the vast majority of bathypelagic species, precious little is known.




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Jeeze, what a name. Like the "Vampire Squid from Hell" moniker is really going to help them to get protection.

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filthy
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Posted - 03/01/2010 :  20:42:08   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send filthy a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by HalfMooner

Jeeze, what a name. Like the "Vampire Squid from Hell" moniker is really going to help them to get protection.
It lives at such depths that I don't think it'll have much of a problem, barring polution.

But I have a question: Is this beast really a squid or is it an octopus? Or is it a different sort of cephopod altogether?




"What luck for rulers that men do not think." -- Adolf Hitler (1889 - 1945)

"If only we could impeach on the basis of criminal stupidity, 90% of the Rethuglicans and half of the Democrats would be thrown out of office." ~~ P.Z. Myres


"The default position of human nature is to punch the other guy in the face and take his stuff." ~~ Dude

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Edited by - filthy on 03/01/2010 20:43:30
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