No, That’s Not Alphabet Soup

(photo: H. Hawk)

It’s the catch from a midwater trawl.  The fishes you see are Myctophids, or different kinds of lanternfishes that live in the deepsea.  They have the amazing ability to produce light, or bioluminesce.  Also in this picture are many types of plankton, that include the red, shrimp-like invertebrates you see.  Can you find the jelly?

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