Image ID: 10009551
Caption: A copepod (an adult female Calanus propinquus) from the water column above the Bellingshausen Sea continental shelf. Copepods are one of the most numerous animals on earth and are very important as both primary consumers and prey in the Southern Ocean. Images taken onboard RRS James Clark Ross cruise JR230 (benthic pelagic coupling cruise).
Keywords: JR230 benthic pelagic coupling cruise | copepod Calanus propinquus | marine benthos
Location: Bellingshausen Sea continental shelf
Season: 2009/2010
Photographer: Pete Bucktrout
Image size (pixels): 3348 x 2316