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During remotely operated vehicle operations on the UK continental shelf to the west of Shetland (60degrees6'N 4degrees4'W) at a depth of 400 in, Munida sarsi, a common benthic crustacean was observed actively preying on the northern krill Meganyctiphanes norvegica. Video footage shows the individual using its chelipeds to catch prey items as they swarm around its burrow. These initial observations indicate that predation forms a new feeding strategy for a species previously believed to be an active scavenger.
Author(s): Wigham BD; Hudson IR
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the UK
ISSN (print): 0025-3154
ISSN (electronic): 1469-7769
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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