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Frightening Sea Critter found

A underwater explore the ocean’s lowest point lately return with an unexpected visitor: a crablike critter that has left many readers startled and horrified.

It measures a wee bit over 2.5 feet head to tail, and we expect it latched onto the ROV at roughly 8,500 feet depth.

This sea creature to be a giant isopod, a large crustacean that dwells in deep Atlantic and Pacific waters. This particular creature is a Bathynomus giganteus, a deep-sea scavenger that feeds on dead whales, fish and squid.