Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Update: Vampire Squid's Discovered Diet

According to National Geographic, the ghoulish "Vampire Squid" was discovered to have a diet of "marine snow", which are debris falling from the upper sea level like algae, dead plankton, and even fecal matter. The Vampire Squid uses its two long, hair-lined filaments to wrap the collected debris into mucus balls for the squid to eat. Not very frightning now, is it?

Source: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2012/09/pictures/120929-vampire-squid-deep-ocean-animals-science-monterey/

Vampire squid picture
Looks almost innocent