Hermit crab from a cold seep site sampled during seeps voyage on RV Tangaroa. Note the seep-associated bacterial filaments on its claws (furry-looking covering). Deep Sea News: February 23, 2007. Image courtesy of NOAA/NIWA.
Deep-Sea News is featuring a Microbial Week, September 9–15, 2007, during which time they will be posting articles highlighting the many roles of microbes in the deep sea. An interesting excursion.