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Euplokamis dunlapae

A tiny and nimble Arctic ctenophore that hunts for small zooplankton with its long, sticky tentacles. This species can only be found under the ice when the water temperature does not rise above -1.5 degrees Celsius. Euplokamis is the only ctenophore species that can swim backwards. This is performed by giant axons that control the movement of the comb plates. It is believed that this is how they can escape predators, but it could also be a hunting maneuver to snag more plankton with their tentacles.

Creator

Alexander Semenov

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Marine biologist | Underwater photographer and DOP | National Geographic Explorer 2022 | Head of Aquatilis Expedition | Head of the Scientific Diving Department at the White Sea Biological Station

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Location

White Sea

Subject

Invertebrates

Genre

Blackwater Science

Edition

1 / 1

Dimensions

3000x3000

Filetype

JPG

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