A cod appeared as we examined the sponge with the ROV's video and stills camera. It was catching small crustaceans that were attracted to the vehicle's lights. The sponge resembles Mycale sp. Also note the numerous ophiuroids (brittle stars) on the sponge and the galatheid (squat lobster) in the foreground.
|Date:||09 October 2016|
|Classification:||Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Chordata (Chordates) > Class Actinopterygii (Ray finned Fish) > Gadiformes (Cods) > Gadidae (Cods & Haddocks), Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Porifera (Sponges) > Class Demospongiae|
|Behaviour:||The cod was feeding on crustaceans in the water column.|
|Site:||Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Lancaster|
North Sea > West of Shetland > Lancaster
|Latitude:||60 deg 11' 13" N|
|Longitude:||3 deg 51' 18" W|
|Countries:||UK > West of Shetland|
|Substratum:||Sand and with numerous boulders|
|Project Partners:||Hurricane Energy, Oceaneering, Transocean|
|Keywords:||Lancaster West of Shetland Benthic Atlantic Cod Gadus morhua sponge|
|Deposited By:||Miss Moira MacLean|
|Deposited On:||21 October 2016|
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