Pelagic Amphipod?

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Postby Kevin Lee » Sun Jun 06, 2010 11:21 am

Howdy Leslie,
Yesterday, we did some open water dives, a few miles off Dana Point. Saw some really odd-ball critters. This guy is segmented but, alas, not a worm! An amphipod perhaps?

http://tinyurl.com/28gr7zm

K:-)
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Postby Leslie Harris » Sun Jun 06, 2010 8:14 pm

Bingo! Another hyperid amphipod. Take at look at this page of Peter Brueggeman's for a great close up of an antarctic species - http://peterbrueggeman.com/nsf/fguide/arthropoda36.html

Guess you have't seen too many pelagic polychaetes yet.... :(
Cheers, Leslie
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