“V” is for Vampire Squid

“The Vampire squid from hell

is actually rather quite swell

 He doesn’t suck blood

 or lurk in  the mud

but in chilly, dark waters drifts free

where he never eats meats

just low-calorie treats

that sink toward the bottom of the sea

A sighting is transforming

But here’s a forewarning

always go in the morning

and certainly not on a whim

For late at night you’ll die from fright

especially if you can’t swim

The scientific name for the species, Vampyroteuthis infernalis, translates to “vampire squid from hell,” but the animal’s behavior isn’t all that intimidating.

“Vampire squid drift in chilly, dark waters with low oxygen levels up to 9,800 feet (3,000 meters) below the surface. They have a low metabolism and they eat low-calorie foods — mostly “marine snow,” or clumps of particles, that sink down the water column.”

The new findings were published  in the journal Current Biology.”

6 comments on ““V” is for Vampire Squid

  1. One of the other films on the site of the one you highlighted is about a monster squid -haven’t time to watch all of it now, but I’ll return later to see all of it.
    In the meantime, I’m practicing turning myself inside out to find out if I look better.
    You could say I’m Vamping up to find my inner Vixen!


  2. Hmmmm, “marine snow”, low oxygen, sounds like Colorado (except for the marine part)…not sure Vampy qualifies as a true vampire without teeth!


    • Rick,
      When California has the big quack and it, along with a few other states falls into the ocean Colorado will have a marina. (Teeth? There’s more than one way to suck blood – just watch the nightly news).


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