It’s the crustacean sensation that’s sweeping the… ocean. It’s the copepod! Copepods are said to be one of the most abundant life forms on this planet. At the base of the marine food web, these tiny critters feed everyone from jellies to fish and beyond. While copepods are the inspiration for the arch-nemesis of a certain sponge with square pants, they’re also the teeny heroes of the ocean, fueling life as we know it beneath the blue waves.