CRITTER: Meet the Long-Handed Spiny Lobster

Terry Lilley/contributed Long-Handed Spiny Lobster

I was diving down a steep underwater 400 foot cliff near the island of Ni‘ihau and at about 100 feet deep my dive buddy pointed into a hole in the cliff to show me something interesting to take a video of. When I turned on my bright video lights I was looking at a creature that I was quite sure that very few people on earth have ever seen! I have over 3,000 underwater hours shooting video and I did not know what I was looking at.