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)

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