Two deep-sea male red crabs, Chaceon quinquedens, go claw-to-claw in an apparent duel for the affections of a nearby female. At least, that’s how we interpreted their behavior.

Two deep-sea male red crabs, Chaceon quinquedens, go claw-to-claw in an apparent duel for the affections of a nearby female. At least, that’s how we interpreted their behavior. Image courtesy of the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, Gulf of Mexico 2017.

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