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 Euchaeta norvegica egg sac.

Eggs for Breakfast

This egg sac of Euchaeta norvegica, a copepod, turned up in researchers' plankton nets as they were being towed by the Albatross IV through the waters around Cape Cod. Researchers have been studying the many strands of the ocean food web to see what makes the southern New England area such a productive feeding ground for humpbacks and other types of whales. (Photo by Melissa Patrician, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)


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