Pink and purple squat lobster, perched on a black coral, is thought to belong a new genus. We have seen this species in several locations throughout CAPSTONE expeditions, and have even tried to collect it a few times, but it always evades us. For now we will have to settle for the imagery to help identify this organism.

Pink and purple squat lobster, perched on a black coral, is thought to belong a new genus. We have seen this species in several locations throughout CAPSTONE expeditions, and have even tried to collect it a few times, but it always evades us. For now we will have to settle for the imagery to help identify this organism. Image courtesy of the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, Deep-Sea Symphony: Exploring the Musicians Seamounts.

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