Arctic Amphipod

The amphipod Eusirus holmii inhabits sea ice, the water column and the sea floor

R. Hopcroft, UAF, Hidden Ocean 2005, NOAA

This species of amphipod, Eusirus holmii, was found both at the surface of Arctic waters and as deep as 2000 meters (6562 feet).  Researchers have found that while the amphipod inhabits the sea ice, the water column, and the sea floor, it is generally found in deep-basin waters.

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