Loading the player...
Dive 08: A Precarious Waltz
Video courtesy of the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, Deep-Sea Symphony: Exploring the Musicians Seamounts. Download (mp4, 30.2 MB)

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.

Learn more