Grabbing a Quick Bite

Alan Jamieson from the University of Aberdeen recorded the first evidence of cusk eel feeding behavior during a recent hadal lander deployment to 5,100 meters. It now appears that the eels’ tendency to hang around the lander doing nothing is actually an attempt to lie in wait for amphipods—tiny crustaceans that live at all ocean depths—attracted to the bait. (Video courtesy of Alan Jamieson, University of Aberdeen)