Deep Sea Gigantism

Deep-Sea Gigantism

In zoology, deep-sea gigantism, also known as abyssal gigantism, is the tendency for species of crustaceans, invertebrates and other deep-sea-dwelling animals to display a larger size than their shallow-water counterparts.

The Giant Isopod (read: A Roly Poly, the size of a football) is a crustacean that shows the effects of deep-sea gigantism.

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