Over the past two days the crew made several dives off the northwest coast of Dominica near Toucari Bay. The team discovered rich habitat and saw many of the familiar deep-reef species they often encounter in Curaçao.
Two of the crab species sighted can only be found at depths of 500ft and below! When the team saw a small piece of wood moving in the sand, they realized they were looking at Xylopagurus tenuis, a type of hermit crab that makes its home out of pieces of wood that fall to the ocean floor. Later in the dive they came across a small 3cm orange crab covered in spikes, Acanthodromia erinacea.
Check out the video clip below to see highlights from the dive!