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Bathycyroe fosteri

Caption: Named after Dudley Foster, pilot of the US Navy submersible Alvin, who collected the first specimen, Bathycyroe fosteri (Order Lobata) is common in the midwater plankton collections. A lobate ctenophore found at intermediate depths in all the oceans. This species is very common and abundant ctenophore near the mid-Atlantic ridge.

Credit: MAR-ECO/Marsh Youngbluth

Usage Restrictions: Credit pic MAR-ECO/Marsh Youngbluth

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