Purple Ctenophore, possible Leucocia sp., imaged at 1,000 meters during today’s water column transects. Not all ctenophores are pelagic – some are benthic, living near the seafloor.

Purple ctenophore, possibly Lampocteis cruentiventer, imaged at 1,000 meters during today’s water column transects. Not all ctenophores are pelagic – some are benthic, living near the seafloor. Image courtesy of the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, 2015 Hohonu Moana.

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