iPad-Sized Deep-Sea Isopods Found in Gulf of Mexico

(Photo : CHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULT/AFP via Getty Images) A giant isopod crustacean is displayed for the ‘Ocean’ exhibition at the National Museum of Natural History (Museum d’Histoire Naturelle) in Paris on March 29, 2019. A team of Taiwanese, Japanese, and Australian researchers uncovered a new iPad-sized deep-sea isopod species in the Gulf of Mexico. This group of football-sized isopods has been cruising the bottom for 200 or 300 million years, even during the extinction of the dinosaurs. Bathynomus giganteus, one of the most giant living species yet (per┬áScience Alert), may be found at depths of more than 2,500 meters (8,200 feet).