deep sea hyperiid amphipod, Phronima sp., that attacks salps, hollows out the inside where it will eventually raise its young, In this case the adult is guarding several babies in a red salp, photographed during a blackwater drift dive in open ocean at 20-40 feet with bottom at 500 plus feet below, Palm Beach, Florida, USA, Atlantic Ocean


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Deep Sea Hyperiid Amphipod | Phronima sp.

deep sea hyperiid amphipod, Phronima sp., that attacks salps, hollows out the inside where it will eventually raise its young, In this case the adult is guarding several babies in a red salp, photographed during a blackwater drift dive in open ocean at 20-40 feet with bottom at 500 plus feet below, Palm Beach, Florida, USA, Atlantic Ocean
Credit to: BluePlanetArchive / Steven Kovacs

Image dimensions: 4000x2756