Deep-sea Battle

March 27, 2017

During the final dive of the expedition, scientists witnessed a fierce battle between a caridean shrimp, Heterocarpus, and a type of midwater dragonfish, possible a stareater. During this impressive display of predatory behavior, the shrimp was observed impaling and consuming the dragonfish while the fish was still alive! The shrimp removed several pieces of fish tissue and stomach contents.

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