Real life is worse than nightmares because even in my worst dreams, my twisted imagination could never cook up seeing hundreds of thousands of giant spider crabs littered across the ocean floor. Just imagine yourself swimming in the ocean and being swallowed by the horde of crabs. Imagine all those creepy arms…
This is a clip from an episode of BBC's Life Story and it shows how orderly (and also completely chaotic) hermit crabs can be when it comes to trading homes. They all meet up in front of a shell, line themselves up from biggest to smallest and then trade shells with each other by jumping from one to the next.
Seriously, HERMIT CRABS FORM ORDERLY QUEUES. In height order. To more efficiently trade shells. I, for one, welcome our new crustacean bureaucrats.
It's not a mutant fish nor a piscine wizard. The source of the light is actually the defense of the clever, microscopic animal who just wants to get through the day without being gobbled up. Is that too much to ask?
A new study in the Journal of Experimental Biology revealed some equally terrible news for shellfish and Red Lobster enthusiasts alike: crabs experience pain.
Researchers have announced what might be the oldest example of a brain ever discovered. For 520 million years, the remains of ancient arthropods known as Fuxianhuia have been hiding in the hills of Southern China, interred between layers of ancient mudstone. The body of this long-extinct creature is regarded by…
Say hello to Claude, the Tasmanian Monster Crab, who was recently caught off the coast of Tasmania. Originally destined to become crab cakes (approx 162 of them), a British aquarium bought his freedom for $4,800 and transported him to the UK, where he is expected to grow much, much larger.
It's been well established that all wildlife Down Under has probably escaped from an undiscovered portal to the Land of the Lost. This latest catch only lends further credence to this truth.
This supergiant amphipod has just been discovered in a deep sea trench near New Zealand. Its shallower cousins are one-tenth its size.
This music video by the Portland Cello Project showed last weekend at the Seattle Science Fiction Short Film Festival, and it's a weird, moving story of a crustacean who just wants to escape the bounds of Earth.
A group of polar scientists were testing out a new method of drilling through layers of ice in the antarctic. When they dropped a camera deep into the dark waters, they were flabbergasted to discover this tiny orange crustacean.