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8 bizarre newly discovered deep sea creatures

By: Bryan Nelson on Jan. 25, 2010, 9:30 a.m.
Blind Lobster

Photo: Tin-Yam Chan/CoMarge/coml.org

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Blind lobster

This blind lobster has long, bizarre claws and belongs to the rare genus Thaumastochelopsis, a group previously represented by only four specimens. It was collected by the Census of Marine Life at a depth of about 300 meters and is only the third species from its genus ever discovered.