Sunday, 10 February 2013

4 - Shrimp at the Von Damm

These abundant shrimp from the Von Damm vent are Rimicaris hybisae. They belong to the genus Rimicaris  because they are related to shrimp found at vents in the Atlantic and Indian Oceans, and Verity Nye named this new species hybisae  in honour of the HyBIS vehicle with which we saw and sampled the vents for the first time during Voyage 44 of the RRS James Cook.

Rimicaris hybisae shrimp

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