The vampire squid may seem like a creature out of a horror film, but really, it's just a squid. This strange animal lives in the deep oceans of the worlds most tropical regions at depths of between 300 feet and 3,000 feet. Vimpire squid eat small bits of debris that float down from the ocean's surface. But what gives this squid its name? Okay, here it is... for protection, the vampire squid basically turns itself INSIDE OUT. The undersides of the tentacles are cloaked with webbing unlike most squid, making a "cape" to wrap itself in. But too bad for the predator, because this vampires cape is covered with hook like spikes! That would be one unappetizing lunch! This squid is endangered because of ocean warming, decreasing oxegen, pollution, overfishing, and a lot more changes that are happening where it lives.