This new crab-like beastie was just discovered. In hillariously human fashion, one of the articles described it as being “the length of a salad plate.” Welcome to interacting with people, little animal…now get on my plate!
This photo released Tuesday March 7, 2006 by the IFREMER (French Research Institute for Exploitation of the Sea) shows a new crustacean, called ‘Kiwi hirsuta’.
The eyeless shellfish, about 15cm long was discovered in March 2005 during a diving mission led by American researcher Robert Vrijenhoek, of the MBARI Institut, Cal., in hydrothermal vents of the Pacific Antartic Ridge, south of Easter Island. (AP Photo/A Fifis; IFREMER)