Giant deep-sea isopod digging a burrow

We found this little guy digging his burrow while conducting a video survey of the abyssal plain near Montserrat. Bathynomus are the giant deep-sea relatives of the pillbug (woodlouse, roly poly). The two red dots are from lasers mounted on the ROV and are 10 cm apart.

Video shot by ROV Isis on the JC83 expedition aboard the RRS James Cook. Video provided by NERC.

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