a Hyperiid amphipod, Phronima, that attacks salps, hollows out the inside where it will eventually raise its young. In this case the adult is guarding many babies. Photographed during a Blackwater drift dive in open ocean at 40 feet with bottom at 500 plus feet below.  Palm Beach, Florida, U.S.A.  Atlantic Ocean


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a Hyperiid amphipod, Phronima, that attacks salps, hollows out the inside where it will eventually raise its young. In this case the adult is guarding many babies. Photographed during a Blackwater drift dive in open ocean at 40 feet with bottom at 500 plus feet below. Palm Beach, Florida, U.S.A. Atlantic Ocean
Credit to: BluePlanetArchive / Steven Kovacs

Image dimensions: 4176x2896