Giant Sea Bug from 8,500 Feet Down

Giant Sea Bug<br /> Two-and-a-half feet long

Giant Sea Bug
Two-and-a-half feet long

The Sun: Monster from Deep

CLAW blimey! This “monster” creepy-crawly emerged from the deep sea – and gave oil workers a fright.

The giant isopod, a type of aquatic bug related to WOODLICE, normally lives 8,500ft underwater. But this two-and-a-half-foot whopper clung to a submarine sent from an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico.

Prof Craig McClain, of North Carolina’s National Evolutionary Synthesis Centre, said: “Some are even bigger.”

Giant Isopod

Giant Isopod

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