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NOAA Photo Library Image - expl8135

A large red crab serving as a host to what appear to be numerous hitch-hiking barnacles sits atop a rock outcrop. A small red crab is at the rocks base while a rather stout deep sea fish cruises by on the left. Marine snow, detritus falling from upper regions is illuminated in these bottom waters.

Image ID: expl8135, Voyage To Inner Space - Exploring the Seas With NOAA Collect
Credit: NOAA Okeanos Explorer Program, Gulf of Mexico 2012 Expedition

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