Baleen Whale Fall Becomes a Deep Sea Banquet at Davidson Seamount

The banquet continues! Yesterday we made a surprise baleen whale fall discovery that viewers around the globe watched alongside the Nautilus team in Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. Get a close up look at some of the scavenging diners including eel pouts, octopus, and polychaete worms--like the bone-eating Osedax worms that carpet the whale's bones in red fringe. 

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