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Giant crabs of the Antarctic



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

   

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Comment icon #1 Posted by ReddWolfe on 19 March, 2013, 16:23
... that is terrifying...
Comment icon #2 Posted by Still Waters on 19 March, 2013, 16:43
Too much like a spider for my liking...
Comment icon #3 Posted by BiffSplitkins on 19 March, 2013, 16:51
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.
Comment icon #4 Posted by Lady Kasey on 19 March, 2013, 17:18
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?
Comment icon #5 Posted by Sundew on 20 March, 2013, 0:22
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.
Comment icon #6 Posted by EllJay on 20 March, 2013, 0:38
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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