Squat Lobster from Reefs of North Carolina

Scientist Martha Nizinski holds a squat lobster (Eumunida picta) collected at the Lophelia reefs off Cape Lookout, North Carolina. Squat lobsters are extremely abundant there and are usually found perched on top of coral mounds. Nizinski’s research has provided a better understanding of the distribution and ecology of these interesting and curious crustaceans. Learn more in the multimedia feature "Coral Gardens of the Deep Sea."



E. Baird