Another Mysterious Deep Sea Creature

DeepSeaLobsterI wanted to share this new discovery with you because this animal comes from the very deep parts of the ocean and continues to make the point that there is SOOO much “down there” that we don’t know about.

Granted, this is a small creature, but there’s plenty of room for big ones, and I find that exciting especially in light of past discussions we’ve had on this blog about what could be living in the deep oceans and how big they could get.

Anyway, here is the “new” lobster found by science, technically called Dinochelus ausubeli. Scientists chose this name because in Greek, Dino means “terrible and fearful”, while Chelus means “claw”.

This colorful little guy  lives in the deep ocean off the coast of the Phillipines. Look at how long and skinny the main claw is  – interesting. And yet its “fist” is quite developed and looks strong. I like the colors too.

Scientists said it has well developed eye stalks so it must be able to see somehow in the deep dark ocean.

I wonder how they taste.  🙂

Til the next time!


  1. Ooops, I think I goofed. Let’s try this again.

    Fascinating isn’t it? We know more about the surface of the moon than what mysteries await us on the bottom of our deepest oceans! If I’m not mistaken, over 80 or 90 % of all life on our globe resides in our oceans, past and present. Here’s another interesting fact. A lot, if not most of the deep sea creatures are self luminous. Sound familiar? All lot of reports of Unidentified Aerial Phenomenon are glowing objects, self luminous. A clue perhaps. UFO Believers are convinced UFOs are extraterrestrial in nature. Maybe not so. The phenomenon might be a lot closer to home. Like on Jupiter’s icy moon Europa for example??? Europa is thought to have an iron core, a rocky mantle and a surface ocean of salty water. Unlike on Earth, however, this ocean is deep enough to cover the whole surface of Europa, and being far from the sun, the ocean surface is globally frozen over, a frozen ball with liquid water below the surface
    My Two Cents.


    • I like that clue! Yes a lot of our marine creatures are self luminous, and these “UFOs” do a whole lot of glowing too. And they DO seem to seek water a lot of the time. I think along the lines you do, too. They may not be from too far away, or perhaps, right under our noses.

      Thanks for sharing!

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