ROV Deep Discoverer’s lights drew a swarm of small crustaceans, and this anemone took full advantage of the free meal. Here amphipods are captured by the specially adapted stinging cells, called nematocysts, on the anemone’s tentacle.

ROV Deep Discoverer’s lights drew a swarm of small crustaceans, and this anemone took full advantage of the free meal. Here, amphipods are captured by the specially adapted stinging cells, called nematocysts, on the anemone’s tentacles. Image courtesy of NOAA Okeanos Explorer Program, Our Deepwater Backyard: Exploring Atlantic Canyons and Seamounts.

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