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Animal of the Week Series: Deep Sea Creatures!


Meet the... Vampire Squid!

The Vampire Squid lives at depths of 1800 – 3,500 below the ocean’s surface, and have evolved physical features to make the most of their deep sea homes. Did you know that the Vampire Squid has the largest eye to body ratio of any animal on Earth? These giant eyes allow the squid to detect prey animals in its pitch black environment.

When threatened, the Vampire Squid is able to stretch its arms over its body, forming a protective web around itself. Since its arms are covered with tooth-like spikes, predators will think twice before taking a bite.

Learn about another fascinating sea creature!