Hoff Crab + Tattoo = Awesomsauce

Remember the Hoff Crab?  You bet your bippy you do.  You can thank Nicolai Roterman for that.  Nicolai, a hydrothermal vent biologist and a member of the expedition that found this hairy crab, coined the name Hoff Crab while still on board.

To commemorate this very special event Nicolai’s sister watercolored the specimen caught on the SW Indian Ridge at 3000 meters depth.

This painting was the inspiration for a Nicolai’s recent tattoo.

We at DSN (and Southern Fried Science)  gladly welcome Nicolai into our nerdy, tattooed, awesome, and salty ranks. You can follow Nicolai on twitter at @Elpipster

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