“Vampire Squid From Hell” Arrives At Monterey Bay Aquarium

I went down to Monterey on the “members’ preview day” to see the new “Tentacles” exhibit at the beloved aquarium, but had I known the vampire squid had yet to arrive, I would’ve obviously delayed my travel. Bay City News reports:

Though mainly a scavenger subsisting on marine snow, mucus, decaying dead animals and fecal matter, its Latin name Vampyroteuthis infernalis translates as “vampire squid from hell.”

Image via Monterey Bay Aquarium. “Tentacles” is open now, and has a vampire squid.



    1. It’s a terrific exhibition. They’ve added some new animals since the show opened—they get the bigger critters mostly from fishing boats, when the nets pull up the “wrong” stuff.

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