Collecting Deep-Sea Crabs

A robotic arm on the Johnson-Sea-Link submersible retrieves Galatheid crabs for research. Growing in the background is a species of the deep-sea coral Lophelia. Explore more in the multimedia feature "Coral Gardens of the Deep Sea."  

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Copyright 2011 arthowardphotography.com with S.W. Ross et al., unpubl. data