Discovering new species is an exciting quest, right?
Well, some parts are—but after you find a cool-looking organism that you think is a new species, there’s a lot more to be done.
Recently, a group of crab and crustacean experts locked themselves in a room together for 2 weeks to speed up the process of looking for new species among thousands of specimens collected in the Caribbean.
Read more on the Invertebrate Zoology blog
Photo: L. Corbari, Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle, Paris, and Joseph Poupin, École Navale, Brest
(via: Colorful Caribbean Crustaceans | Ocean Portal | Smithsonian)