Vampire squid no Gordon Gekko

Vampyroteuthis infernalis not all that rapacious

By Susan Milius, 09:51 AM September 26, 2012

An ominously named creature of the deep that has come to signify the most predatory aspects of Wall Street turns out to be more of a dumpster-diving scavenger than a blood-sucking predator.

Vampyroteuthis infernalis came to broader attention in 2009 when Rolling Stone compared one investment bank to a “great vampire squid wrapped around the face of humanity, relentlessly jamming its blood funnel into anything that smells like money.”

Webbing between the animal’s eight arms does flare out a...

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