Scientists Make Unusual Discovery On The Ocean Floor A Thousand Feet Below Surface

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution sent scientists a thousand feet below the ocean surface. Their discovery was a squirmy one consisting of thousands of red crabs swarming the ocean floor. The crabs were spotted at The Hannibal Seamount, a flattop mountain off Panama’s Pacific Coast.

Watch a Weird and WIld Crab SwarmA thousand feet down, scientists have made an unusual discovery on the ocean floor. http://on.natgeo.com/26UOs3s

Posted by National Geographic on Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Jesús Pineda (biologist at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) and chief scientist on the cruise) called the encounter unexpected and mesmerizing.

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