The Monterey Bay is well known for its ground breaking displays, being the first aquarium to display a great white shark, having sprawling displays of jellyfish and now they can add another mythical creature to their roster of featured animals, the vampire squid! Vampyroteuthis infernalis is one of many weird and bizzarre deep sea creatures but even in a crowded field, the Vampire Squid stands out for being above and beyond an oddball.
Being a veteran visitor of private and public aquarium displays across the world, we’ve almost seen it all but the Vampire Squid is one very special animal for which we would gladly make a special visit to view in real life. The Monterey Bay Aquarium’s vampire squid just recently went on display and from the first teaser video it appears that they are keeping it in far red light in order to protect its very sensitive eyesight.
Since vampire squids are essentially bacteria-planktivores, we’re dying to know what kind of mixture the Monterey Bay Aquarium has designed to feed this very special animal. We wish the Monterey Bay Aquarium all the best of luck and success with their first ever vampire squid, perhaps we can look forward to multiple specimens on display in the future, maybe even together, and the penultimate would be captive breeding of this iconic deep sea animal. [Monterey Bay Aquarium]