hermit crab

This hermit crab was sampled from a cold seep site during the NEW ZEEPS 06 voyage on the research vessel Tangaroa. Note the seep-associated bacterial filaments (the furry-looking covering) on its claws . Image courtesy of NEW ZEEPS 2006 Expedition, NOAA/NIWA.

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NEW ZEEPS 06: Mission Summary

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