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New Family of deep-sea crab from hot vents. Its conspicuous fur has given it the informal name, Yeti crab, after the hairy abominable snowman.

New Family of deep-sea crab from hot vents. Its conspicuous fur(-like processes) has given it the informal name, Yeti crab, after the hairy abominable snowman. (Edited to explain that crustaceans don't have fur, appearances to the contrary.

beautiful sea creatures

Larval Leaf Scorpionfish (photograph by Chris Newbert, Minden Pictures). Lacking any other defense, many larval fish have adapted transparency as a method of camouflage—such as this tiny, see-through larval leaf scorpionfish in Hawaii.

Underwater Photography | Pacific Black Dragonfish | Monterey Bay | Scuba Diving

How did an underwater photographer get this photo of a Pacific black dragonfish (Idiacanthus antrostomus)? He was part of a project documenting deep-sea animals found in Monterey Bay, California.