Blind Lobster

This new species of lobster is blind—an adaptation to deep-sea life—and has very bizarre claws, or chelipeds. It was discovered about 300 meters (984 feet) deep in the Philippine Sea by a Census of Marine Life expedition. Not only was this a new species, but it was placed in an entirely new genus as well. It's scientific name,Dinochelus ausubeli, honors a co-founder of the Census, Jesse Ausubel.


Tin-Yam Chan/COMARGE Census of Marine Life