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Close Encounter With a Vampire Squid

Almost a mile deep off Socorro Island, we had an extended visit with a Vampyroteuthis infernalis--literally meaning "vampire squid from hell." Neither squid nor octopus, this fierce-sounding cephalopod actually reels in specks of marine snow using two retractable filaments and mucus-covered suckers!