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Under the Antarctic Ice--Proboscis WormParborlasia
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Under the Antarctic Ice--Proboscis WormParborlasia corrugatus

June 11, 2010
Under the Antarctic Ice--Proboscis WormParborlasia corrugatus Parborlasia corrugatus, or the proboscis worm, is a scavenger that will comb the ocean floor eating sponges, jellyfish, anemones, and fish. This photo was taken in the Ross Sea, Antarctica, under 5 meters of sea ice. An underwater field guide to McMurdo Sound is available at http://scilib.ucsd.edu/sio/nsf/fguide/index.html. (Date of Image: Nov. 11, 2004)


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