This galatheid crab, commonly known as a squat lobster, was brought aboard theR/V SEWARD JOHNSON. from 1400 feet. It was sitting within a mass of Lopheliacoral which grows in massive reefs in the dark, cold waters off the coast ofSouth Carolina.
Photographer: Bruce Moravchik
Credit: Islands in the Stream Expedition 2002. NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration
Location: South Atlantic Bight, Southeast United States
Subject: Ocean exploration