Thursday, 9 March 2017

Bizarre Amphipod (Video)




The creature is this video is an amphipod, a type of crustacean with no carapace. It was seen by the NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer while exploring the waters off Pago Pago, American Samoa. This particular species attacks salps that live in the water using claw-like appendages. Despite their small size, amphipods are sometimes quite frightening to look at, inspiring deep-sea monsters on the silver screen.

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