True to Their Name, Vampire Squid May Have Long Lives

April 20, 2015 6:30 PM

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True to Their Name, Vampire Squid May Have Long Lives

No one has ever seen vampire squid mate in the wild. But new research hints that the deep-sea species have a reproductive strategy that sets them apart from other cephalopods.

While most female squid and octopuses have just one reproductive cycle before they die, vampire squid go through dozens of egg-making cycles in their lifetimes, scientists have found.

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