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ImageA young Vampire squid (Vampyroteuthis infernalis) surprised the research crew as we started to ascend from Sur Ridge in December 2013. Like many deep-sea cephalopds, vampire squid lack ink sacks. Instead of ink for defense, a sticky cloud of bioluminescent mucus is expelled from the arm tips.

Species:

Vampire squid (Vampyroteuthis infernalis)

Location (General):

offshore Big Sur

Site (Specific):

Sur Ridge

Date taken:

January, 02 2014

Photo credit:

NOAA/MBARI / NOAA

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      Latitude: 36.302472000077    Longitude: -122.30351699983

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