Wildlife of POS527

The Poseidon is heading back towards Kiel and we’re busy cleaning, writing, and processing data. And, of course, sharing photos. Besides our scientific work, we’ve been enjoying the local wildlife – here are few of the highlights!

Occasionally a larger animal gets caught up in our sediment samples. We found a sea star (Astropecten irregularis), mud shrimp (Callianassa), some hagfish, and a sea mouse (Aphrodita aculeate).

Sea star (left) and mud shrimp (right)

Hagfish (left) and sea mouse (right)

Lots of dolphins live in the area; they seem to enjoy swimming under the boat and surfacing just beside us as we work.

By Allison Schaap, NOC

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