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NOAA Photo Library Image - expl0458

Profile of the head of the pontellid copepod Pontella securifer. Light passes sequentially through 3 separate lenses and then hits the photoreceptor cells. This male copepod has one antenna that is bright orange and modified for grabbin g females, while the other antenna is transparent. Two additional eyes are visible on the dorsal(top) surface of the copepod, each with a small red lens.

Image ID: expl0458, Voyage To Inner Space - Exploring the Seas With NOAA Collect
Location: Gulf of Mexico
Photo Date: 2005 August 26
Photographer: Dr. Jonathan Cohen
Credit: Operation Deep Scope 2005 Expedition: NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration

Category: Ocean exploration/Invertebrates/Zooplankton/

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