Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Weird new deep-sea lobster found

Dinochelus ausubeli, an inhabitant of the Pacific Ocean off the Philippines, looks bizarre even by lobster standards. It can't be mistaken for any known species, thanks to one claw that has been ridiculously extended into long, snapping "fingers." It looks like a James Bond villain with a weaponized artificial limb. The name of the new genus means "terrible claw."

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