13 Stunning Photos From 10-Year Sea Census [NationalGeographic 2010-10-04]
Baby Slipper Lobster
Photograph courtesy Peter Parks, SeaPics.com, from the book Citizens of the Sea
This baby slipper lobster, found during a Census of Marine Life expedition, is completely transparent, though as the creature grows, a thick shell will cover it.
The lobster's bizarre eyes may confuse predators while it floats among plankton, or tiny animals, according to the new National Geographic Society book Citizens of the Sea: Wondrous Creatures From the Census of Marine Life.