Squat lobsters are some of my favorite deep-sea organisms to see during a dive, as they always look so delightfully awkward. This squat lobster is perched on a large colony of black coral.

Squat lobsters are some of my favorite deep-sea organisms to see during a dive, as they always look so delightfully awkward. This squat lobster is perched on a large colony of black coral. Image courtesy of NOAA Okeanos Explorer Program, Océano Profundo 2015: Exploring Puerto Rico’s Seamounts, Trenches, and Troughs.

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