A prayid siphonophore was discovered with tentacles extended from the long siphosome ready to capture prey.  Our ROV allows us to encounter animals without disruption, to capture sequences of foraging behavior not possible with traditional net sampling.

A prayid siphonophore was discovered with tentacles extended from the long siphosome ready to capture prey. Our ROV allows us to encounter animals without disruption, to capture sequences of foraging behavior not possible with traditional net sampling. Image courtesy NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, Deep-Sea Symphony: Exploring the Musicians Seamounts.

Download high-resolution image (jpg, 1.3 MB)

 

Related Links

September 23: Explorations Far Above the Musician Seamounts: A Crescendo for Midwater Explorers

Deep-Sea Symphony: Exploring the Musicians Seamounts

NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer