PHOTOS: Tiny Tropical Island Yields a Wealth of Species

PHOTOS: Tiny Tropical Island Yields a Wealth of Species
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Slipper lobsters usually resemble stones, blending in with their rocky habitats.

This one, collected by crustacean experts during the Santo 2006 expedition, funded in part by the National Geographic Society's Committee for Research and Exploration, bears a bright blue band at its middle--a striking contrast with the dull color of the rest of its body. (National Geographic owns National Geographic News.)

This lobster species is one of many collected during the expedition that are already known to science.
—Photograph by Dr Tin-Yam Chan, University of Keelung
 
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