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stomatopod

Big Shrimp

Scientists collected this 2.5-inch juvenile stomatopod, or "snapping shrimp," in a plankton net in the Arabian Sea. Adult stomatopods live on coral reefs, where big eyes and good color vision aid in their survival and ability to thrive. Two of the many reasons WHOI scientists study coral reef environments are for clues to past climate and information about how reef-dwelling fish populations survive and reproduce.
(Photo by Larry Madin, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)

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