Pacific Ring of Fire Expedition. Unusual spiny crab spotted on NW Rota 1 volcano. Crabs are opportunistic predators at vent sites. The bodyof this crab is ~2 in. (~5 cm) across.
Date: 2004 April
Credit: Pacific Ring of Fire 2004 Expedition. NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration; Dr. Bob Embley, NOAA PMEL, Chief Scientist
Location: Mariana Arc region, Western Pacific Ocean
Subject: Ocean exploration