Searching for Crustaceans in the Deep Sea

Smithsonian Institution

In this video Smithsonian research zoologist Dr. Martha Nizinski takes viewers with her as she searches for crustaceans in the deep sea. She's particularly interested in finding squat lobsters, which despite their name, are actually crabs. On this dive in the waters off Curaçao, she discovers some living on a sunken piece of wood. This work is part of the Deep Reefs Observation Project (DROP), you can read more about it in the "Summer in a Sub" blog series.