Vampire Squid

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Vampire Squid

A derogatory slang term for Goldman Sachs. The term denotes the outsized influence that current and former Goldman executives had on (especially American) finance and government before and during the late 2000s recession.
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From the invisible world of meiofauna living in the sands of our beaches to a cephalopod called the 'Vampire Squid from Hell' stalking the lightless depths, Hird takes us on an astonishing journey as he follows the tides and currents from shoreline to the bone-crushing pressure of the deep sea.
A rare sighting was Vampyroteuthis infernalis " Latin for"vampire squid from hell." The odd creature has blue eyes, a dark red body and cloaklike webbing over its arms.
Researchers have only recently(http://rspb.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/early/2012/09/13/rspb.2012.1357.full?sid=694f7416-bbb9-4c36-b806-13331d9cb36a) deduced the vampire squid's diet , which, given that the creature's full name means "vampire squid from hell," should probably include something horrific.
The creature, whose Latin name Vampyroteuthis infer-nalis means Vampire squid from hell has proportionately the largest eyes in the animal kingdom.