February 28: Amphipod
Video courtesy of the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, 2017 American Samoa. Download (mp4, 27.3 MB)

This amphipod, a type of crustacean, was seen while exploring off Pago Pago, American Samoa. This particular ampiphod attacks salps that live in the water using claw-like appendages. Although they are relatively small, they are rather frightening to look at, inspiring deep-sea monsters on the silver screen.

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