Thursday Thoughts 15.8.13

43 Thursday thoughts 15.8.13 TWP

Vampire squid is an apt name for a creature that lurks in the lightless depths of the ocean. Comfortable at 10,000 feet (3,000 meters) below the surface, these diminutive cephalopods navigate the blackness with eyes that are proportionately the largest of any animal on Earth. The species gets its name from its dark, webbed arms, which it can draw over itself like a cloak. It occupies the mesopelagic and bathypelagic regions of temperate and tropical world oceans. The animal’s physiology has adapted to enable it to live at the very low oxygen levels found within the oxygen minimum layers of these regions.

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7 thoughts on “Thursday Thoughts 15.8.13

  1. An animal that has adapted to no seasons…

    Not quite winter arriving here yet…but as summer ends, fall begins and then winter will eventually arrive in about six or seven months.

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