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 carrying eggs, 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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Image ID: 0190138-SKO-X.jpg

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 carrying eggs, 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: Blue Planet Archive / Steven Kovacs

Image dimensions: 4000x2875

URL for this image: https://pictures.blueplanetarchive.com/image/I0000MtwXebJxpkc