A new species of translucent crustacean called Booralana nickorum has been discovered by a team of international marine biologists in the Bahamas. This deep-sea isopod has existed on Earth for 300 million years and plays a crucial role in maintaining the ecosystem by recycling energy. It was found 500 meters beneath the surface of the Exuma Sound in the Bahamas. The species is significantly smaller than the world’s largest isopod, Bathynomus giganteus, and feeds on debris and organic matter on the ocean floor. The discovery highlights the need for further study and protection of deep-sea ecosystems in the Caribbean.