Two hermit crabs on a small boulder on Retriever Seamount. This pair surprised our scientists as these crabs are usually solitary.

Two hermit crabs on a small boulder on Retriever Seamount. This pair surprised our scientists as these crabs are usually solitary. Image courtesy of NOAA Okeanos Explorer Program, Our Deepwater Backyard: Exploring Atlantic Canyons and Seamounts.

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