Vampire squid eats poo, snot and dead fish

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After years of research, scientists believe they’ve finally found out what vampire squids eat – and the news is pretty gross.

A new study reveals that the scary looking mainly eat poo, snot and dead fish.

The findings come as a bit of a surprise, as it was thought they may eat live prey like their relative, the octopus.

The scientific name for what they eat is ‘marine snow’. In the past researchers have caught vampire squids in nets and tried to figure out what they ate by examining the contents of their stomachs.

But now with the use of new high definition video scientists have been able to monitor the animal’s eating habits accurately.

83 Responses

  1. why is wrestling out of the Olympics and are any other games going to be added to the Olympics and is teakwando out of the Olympics?

  2. It is a bit of a shocking discovery but im glad that it wont eat humans, Im fascinated by the specices and would like to learn more

  3. well that sounds like an interesting appetite lolz but why is it called a vampire fish shouldn’t it be called like feces fish or mucus fish??

  4. what is wrong with u guys, thats its appitite who really gives what i came up to and went ‘oh yuck thats disgusting u eat poo’ but that may be your diet so like who really gives:)

  5. what sage said but looks like chicken yuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

  6. eewww thats just nasty!!
    why dont they try something
    that might be a bit taster

  7. Yuk!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    YUK!!!!!!!!EWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!OMG!!!!!!!!YUK EWWWWW OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. Ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!??

  9. EW so i heard that it calls itself a vampire well you can ask that thing to suck your blood but it will just eat your garbage and i thought sea animals peeing in the ocean was disgusting.

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