Thursday, September 27, 2012
Some amazing pelagic invertebrate images from Solvin Zanki!
I discovered this really great photoset on Flickr by photographer Solvin Zanki and even though there's no echinoderms and the beasts in question are pelagic (most echinos are bottom dwellers) I thought i would put out an extra this week for these exceptional images...
My understanding is that most of these are from a cruise off Angola (west coast of Africa)..
Phronima-an amphipod that "burrows" into salps and lives in their husks...
Gigantocypris muelleri- a deep sea ostracod (crustacean with two valves)
A swimming polychaete with its proboscis (jaw) extended..
A swimming snail called Clio recurva
A swimming tomopterid polychaete.. (swimming worm with paddles instead of legs)
Red deep-sea amphipod
Magnapinna atlantica Squid up close
here's the rest of it...
You can go here to see the full photo set!