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Dive 08: A Precarious Waltz

These two crabs were observed during the dive on Wagner Seamount, at a depth of ~2,500 meters (1.6 miles). Scientists were not sure if they were observing a predation event or mating behavior during this deep-sea waltz.

 

Video courtesy of the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, Deep-Sea Symphony: Exploring the Musicians Seamounts.

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