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Giant crabs of the Antarctic

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Giant crabs of the Antarctic

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Footage showing one of millions of huge crabs believed to be invading the Antarctic sea floor.

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... that is terrifying...

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Too much like a spider for my liking... :unsure2:

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I'd like to see it in size comparison to an average Alaskan crab. I need to know if I have a pot big enough to put them in.

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Okay Biff... breakout the pots. I found an article which states these crabs are 1 metre in length (3.28 feet) and the largest of the Alaskan king crabs, the red king crab, is 5.9 feet. Does that help? :P

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There are several species of commercially harvested crab in the arctic; king, snow, golden and probably others. It's not a stretch that there would be species found in antarctic waters, I fail to see the big deal unless this is an introduced species.

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If you think that look like a creep creature

... that is terrifying...

If you thought that was a creepy creature you really should have a look at this sea-lice, the Isopod.

It makes you wanna throw up and scratch yourself all over at the same time. Imagine a bunch of those crawling along in your bed when you wake up.

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