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Gulf of Mexico Photographs

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This is a species of salp. This individual was collected between 200 and 400 meters depth.
This species of Phronima, an amphipod crustacean, has hollowed out and deposited eggs within the body of a salp. This individual was collected between 200 and 400 meters depth.
This species of Phronima, an amphipod crustacean, has hollowed out and deposited eggs within the body of a salp. This individual was collected between 200 and 400 meters depth.
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This is a larval or unidentified adult octopod. This individual was collected between 200 and 400 meters depth.
Sternoptryx pseudobscura, a species of hatchetfish, has scales on its body that reflect light in strange colors and patterns when photographed. This individual was collected between 640 and 1000 meters depth.
Sternoptryx pseudobscura, a species of hatchetfish, has scales on its body that reflect light in strange colors and patterns when photographed. This individual was collected between 640 and 1000 meters depth.
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This heteropod is a molluskÔ related to clams and squid. In fact, this is a free swimming snail with a greatly reduced shell. It is predatory and consumed a number of organisms that were trawled in with it while in the lab. This individual was collected between 200 and 400 meters depth.
Stylephorus chordatus, a "tube-eye" of the family Stylephoridae, is a mesopelagic and bathypelagic species with eyes modified to detect the slightest traces of light. This species feeds by sucking plankton (copepods) into its small mouth opening and up its long snout. It looks downward at a passing copepod, family Eucalanidae. This species makes daily journeys through the water column, following the plankton it feeds upon, closer to the surface at night and deeper by day. It swims oriented straight up and down in the water column. This individual was captured in a trawl between 640 and 1000 meters depth.
Chauliodus sp, a viperfish, was collected between 640 and 1000 meters depth. This is an adult (~12 inches).
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