BRITISH ANTARCTIC SURVEY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY BRITISH ANTARCTIC SURVEY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Amphipod crustaceans. Female Eusirus giganteus amphipod (centre) among its recently hatched young. Amphipods are small crustaceans that typically have a laterally flattened body and fourteen limbs. They form part of the zooplankton: small, floating marine animals that are an important food source for many animals. These specimens were found at a depth of 500 metres, on the Bellingshausen Sea continental shelf, Antarctica.
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