Friday Deep-Sea Picture (August 10, 2007)

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“Holy jumping jellyfish, Batman. Watch out! That thing’s heading straight for us.”

“Not to fear, young ward. That’s Enypniastes sp., a swimming sea cucumber.”

“A pelagic deposit feeder, I should have known…”

“…from the cape alone. You can access the video from Deep Slope Expedition 2007 at the Batlink here.

Photo from the weblog Kingdom of the Echinoderm by Bob Carney, LSU at Deep Slope Expedition 2007 Website.

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Peter Etnoyer (406 Posts)

PhD candidate at Texas A&M University- Corpus Christi and doctoral fellow Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies.





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