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Marine Copepod

Description:

There were quite a few copepods in this seawater sample. I believe this is a Cyclopoida because I think it has 5 or 6 abdominal segments and also because of the long antennae.

Habitat:

A marine biologist on board skimmed some plankton using really fine mesh nets. The sample was skimmed in Izhut Bay just off Afognak Island in somewhat deep water (Deeper than 200 feet). This deeper sample was taken with a net with slightly larger mesh so we would get less phytoplankton and more zooplankton.

Notes:

Because we used the lower-power microscope for the zooplankton sample, I could not get clear photos of the viewing screen. Instead, I had to photograph with my camera and deal with some glare from the bright microscope light.

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Machi
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Machi

Alaska, USA

Spotted on Sep 19, 2019
Submitted on Nov 1, 2019

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