Vampire Squid From Hell. Oh yes, that's his scientific name.

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Vampire Squid From Hell. Oh yes, that's his scientific name.

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Really:

Vampyroteuthis infernalis, lit. "vampire squid from hell"

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"V. infernalis is most commonly known for its jet-black skin, the “cape” webbed skin between the arms and eyes that appear blood red at times. It has excellent predator avoidance behavior, including the ability to invert itself, exposing suckers and cirri, making it look as though it is covered in spines.

V. infernalis also has light organs on the tip of each arm and at the base of its fins. The animal will begin to glow and wiggle about while also expelling mucus containing “thousands of glowing spheres of blue bioluminescent light.” While this mucus is being expelled, the vampire squid escapes."

Watch his video!:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bmi9CU52KsI
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That thing is fucking scary. Thanks for the nightmares!
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Post by Betty Felon »

oh Vampire Squid and his glow-in-the-dark boogers live way down in the ocean where there is no light and every creature is scary looking weird and fascinating. He won't get you!
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If Batman had a fishtank....
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It's hard to type with my hands covering my eyes.
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I love that it can turn itself INSIDE OUT and then back again. I wish I could do that. That would be freakin' cool.
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I can help you with that, if you would like.
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By all means!
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Post by Moni »

grant wrote:I can help you with that, if you would like.

... and because this thread isn't freaky enough yet, here's some footage of people eating LIVE octopus (although they claim they're squids; I don't think they are?)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9NE3NPyt ... re=related
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Post by longtimecoming »

hey where did u get my eighties look school photo?

darned sea monsters!

the world is flat i tell u, flat!

interesting, i think with a name like that that squid has to have a self esteem issues.
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well, it's not like it's called wimpy squid, which would be much worse for its self esteem.
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or Saves The Day Squid...
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Post by Betty Felon »

I actually think he's kind of cute. I mean, he's no baby giraffe or anything, but those rounded ear flap things?

He's kind of what would would happen if a regular squid mated with jarjar binks, and the offspring then mated with, like, something spikey and biolumenescent.
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I relate to my dusky brethren as we are both entirely too gothic.

Cheer up Spooky Skulky Squid: I'll meet you at Hot Topic and buy you a new rubber belt and some sparkly barrettes...
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