Story: Octopus and squid

Vampire squid logo

Vampire squid logo

Looking more like an octopus than a squid, vampire squid are deep-water cephalopods with a world-wide distribution in tropical and temperate waters. Although relatively small – about the size of an adult’s hand when fully grown – they have the largest eyes of any animal in proportion to their size. This vampire squid is the logo for artist Bruce Mahalski.

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Vampire Squid
Artwork by Bruce Mahalski

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Maggy Wassilieff and Steve O’Shea, 'Octopus and squid - Squid in New Zealand', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/artwork/7931/vampire-squid-logo (accessed 23 November 2017)

Story by Maggy Wassilieff and Steve O’Shea, published 12 Jun 2006