13 July 2010

Tuesday Crustie: Tricolore

I normally don’t feature pictures of individuals where I can’t name the species, but this blue, white, and red copepod was irresistible. The blue bits are eggs, incidentally.

Want more copepods? I’ll plug this recent post in Mauka to Makai about copepod jumping. Relative to body size, they may be the most effective jumper in the animal kingdom.

Photo by kat m research on Flickr. Used under a Creative Commons license.

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