Deap-Sea Spider Crabs on Axial Seamount

Posted on June 8, 2011

This video from the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute shows a group of deep-sea sider crabs eating a dead jelly that has sunk to to the seafloor. The video was taken on Axial Seamount, an active underwater volcano over 5,000 feet below the ocean surface. The deep-sea spider crabs are typically found near hydrothermal vents. They like to prey on tubeworms, clams, and other mollusks. Take a look:

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