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My favorite science to layman translator, Ed Yong came up with interesting findings about Vampyroteuethis. Rather timely (I hope) as Greg was looking for scientific writings suggesting that some octopuses are scavengers.
Thank you for this thread and the articles! I am currently doing my research on vampire squids and examining their radula under the SEM. I definitely agree that vampire squid have a soft-bodied diet.
Below is a photo I took on the SEM of the vampire squid radula I prepped, along with other species and more photos: blogs.evergreen.edu/cephalopodresearch/