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Under the Antarctic Ice--Diplulmaris Antarctica Jellyfish
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Under the Antarctic Ice--Diplulmaris Antarctica Jellyfish

June 11, 2010
Under the Antarctic Ice--Diplulmaris Antarctica Jellyfish A jellyfish, species Diplulmaris Antarctica, floats with the current just offshore of McMurdo Station, Ross Island. This species is generally found in Antarctica and the Antarctic Peninsula near the surface in continental shelf waters. It's colorless umbrella can be up to eighteen centimeters in diameter and it's diet consists mainly of copepods, euphausiid larvae, medusae, ctenophores, fish larvae and the molluscan pteropods. The Antarctic waters are teeming with species of fish and other sea creatures like urchins, brittle stars and sea stars, jellyfish and sponges, worms and spiders, krill and shrimp, as well as marine mammals and penguins, to name a few. (Date of Image: Dec. 2, 2005)


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