Vampire Squid Discovery Shows How Little We Know Of The Deep Sea
(Click to enlarge) We know very little about deep-sea organisms and their life-cycle patterns, in particular in the water column of the deep sea,” Hoving says. “The patterns we know from coastal and shallow-water organisms may not apply to deep-sea species.” (Credit: © ProMotion / Fotolia)
Among soft-bodied cephalopods, vampire squid live life at a slower pace. At ocean depths from 500 to 3,000 meters, they don’t swim so much as float, and they get by with little oxygen while consuming a low-calorie diet of zooplankton and detritus.
(From ScienceDaily)– Now, researchers reporting in the Cell Press journal Current Biology on April 20 have found that vampire squid differ from all other living coleoid cephalopods in their reproductive strategy as well. Read the full story »