the ctenophore Mertensia ovum

Light refracts off the comb-rows of the ctenophore Mertensia ovum producing stripes of rainbow color. One of the two tentacles with which it feeds is deployed while the other is retracted. Image courtesy of Arctic Exploration 2002, Kevin Raskoff, MBARI, NOAA/OER.

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Arctic Expedition 2002

Arctic Expedition 2002: Aug 31 Log

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