National Geographic : 1934 Dec
CARNIVORES OF A LIGHTLESS WORLD © National Geographic Society Painting by Else Bostelmann. Three Times Natural Size THESE ARMORED KNIGHTS OF NEPTUNE BEAR LANCES During trawling operations from the tug Gladisfen, the deep-sea nets have brought up myriads of these thin, delicate crustaceans (Rhabdosoma), appropriately known as Needle Heads. They form part of the great world of oceanic life which drifts across the Bathysphere's bar of light like motes of dust in a sunbeam; but until they can be studied in their natural habitat, we can but wonder at their peculiar shape. Science knows nothing of their habits.