One of the numerous commercially important Atlantic deep-sea red crab mating pairs seen by ROV Deep Discoverer during the 2013 Northeast US Canyons Expedition. The male crab is carrying the inverted female.

One of the numerous commercially important Atlantic deep-sea red crab mating pairs seen by ROV Deep Discoverer during the 2013 Northeast U.S. Canyons Expedition. The male crab is carrying the inverted female. Image courtesy of NOAA Okeanos Explorer Program.

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