Eerie critters from the deep sea: PREDATORS AND SCAVENGERS





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Published on Oct 23, 2012

For Halloween 2012, deep-sea animals eating or scavenging for food. In order of appearance: Black ghost shark eating a dead fish, galaxy siphonophore digesting a live fish, crab scavenging a whale bone, comb jelly eating another comb jelly, small octopus hunting, black-eye squid feeding on a juvenile, Humboldt squid eating squid hatchlings.

Special thanks to:
NHK (comb jelly footage)

Video producer: Linda Kuhnz
Music: Haunted, composed by Jason Bradley Livesay


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