Vampire Squid Dazzles Would Be Predators

QI (Quite Interesting) is a British comedy panel game television quiz show hosted by Stephen Fry. In the clip above a crack team tackles the tough question of what is the Vampire Squid from Hell. Sue Perkins describes the vampire squid from hell as the John Barrowman(see video below) of the deep seas, because it dazzles its attackers with bioluminescence.

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Craig McClain is the Assistant Director of Science for the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center, created to facilitate research to address fundamental questions in evolutionary science. He has conducted deep-sea research for 11 years and published over 40 papers in the area. He has participated in dozens of expeditions taking him to the Antarctic and the most remote regions of the Pacific and Atlantic. Craig’s research focuses mainly on marine systems and particularly the biology of body size, biodiversity, and energy flow. He focuses often on deep-sea systems as a natural test of the consequences of energy limitation on biological systems. He is the author and chief editor of Deep-Sea News, a popular deep-sea themed blog, rated the number one ocean blog on the web and winner of numerous awards. Craig’s popular writing has been featured in Cosmos, Science Illustrated, American Scientist, Wired, Mental Floss, and the Open Lab: The Best Science Writing on the Web.

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