Scientists Spy Rare Carpet Of Crabs Swarming Across Deep Sea Floor

While diving in a manned submersible off the coast of Panama, scientists witnessed something you might expect to see on an anthill or beehive — or maybe in a low-budget horror film. “There was this turbid layer, and you couldn’t see a thing beyond it. We just saw this cloud but had no idea what was causing it,” Jesús Pineda, a biologist at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, said in a statement. “As we slowly moved down to the bottom of the seafloor, all of the sudden we saw these things.” There, nearly 1,200 feet below the surface, a cloud of thousands of

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