Galatheid crabs, or squat lobsters, are scavengers that live throughout the global ocean. They are commonly found in large numbers near hydrothermal vents where food is plentiful. They eat bacteria and dead animals. Image courtesy of Dr. Timothy Shank, WHOI and Dr. Richard Lutz, Rutgers U. Image acquired using a high-definition camera mounted on Alvin that was provided by W. Lange, WHOI. Copyright WHOI.
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Investigator: Timothy Shank
Chief Scientist: Richard Lutz