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|date of photo Dec 15, 1997
this photo depicts an animal that was captive or collected
photo location Photo In the laboratory
animal's place of origin
Outer Monterey Bay (Monterey County, California, US)class Malacostracahabitat Open waternotes Female copepod lying on her back, about 10 mm long, from Monterey Bay Aquarium. These copepods normally inhabit the oxygen minimum zone at depths down to 1100m, but at night they migrate up to shallow water for oxygen and to catch plankton. The two dark bodies are stored sperm from copulation with two different males. She is ten times the size of most copepods, 'abyssal gigantism.'camera Olympus system for macro photographyphoto category: Animal - Invertebrate-Other
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Black Prince Copepod (photographer)
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