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.

This new species of lobster (Dinochelus ausubeli) is blind and has bizarre claws. It was discovered about 300 meters (984 feet) deep in the Philippine Sea by a Census of Marine Life expedition.
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Tin-Yam Chan/COMARGE Census of Marine Life