Image ID: 10009562
Caption: Euphausia superba (krill) from the Bellingshausen Sea continental shelf. Euphausiid crustaceans use their thoracic appendages as a suspension feeding basket. They are a very important source of prey to penguins, seals and whales and some fish. Images taken onboard RRS James Clark Ross cruise JR230 (benthic pelagic coupling cruise).
Keywords: JR230 benthic pelagic coupling cruise | Krill Euphausia superba | marine benthos
Location: Bellingshausen Sea continental shelf
Season: 2009/2010
Photographer: Pete Bucktrout
Image size (pixels): 3939 x 2235