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Diver films huge pyramid of spider crabs


Posted on Sunday, 19 April, 2015 | Comment icon 21 comments

The crabs had formed a huge mound on the sea floor. Image Credit: YouTube / Pink Tank Scuba
44-year-old PT Hirschfield captured the remarkable spectacle on camera near Melbourne, Australia.
For some people the sight of just one of these spider-like crustaceans is enough to make their skin crawl, but on rare occasions these eight-legged sea-dwellers can gather together in huge numbers, as was the case when scuba diver PT Hirschfield ventured in to the ocean off Blairgowrie Pier recently.

While it is not unusual to see the crabs gathering before their annual migrations, in this case the creatures had congregated in such large numbers that they had formed a huge pyramid.

In a video of the discovery uploaded on to YouTube, the huge writhing mass of crabs can be seen in exquisite detail with each individual crab climbing all over the bodies of its fellows.
Hirschfield, who dives three times a week, believes that the spectacle could be one of the largest spider crab gatherings ever recorded on film.

"Thatís really unusual," she said. "When they usually come in for their pre-migration, they usually stack about five or seven high. I was quite excited to see that they had come in in those numbers."

More videos from her adventures can be found on her blog - Pink Tank Scuba.


Source: 9news.com.au | Comments (21)


Tags: Spider Crabs, Australia


Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #12 Posted by Ashyne on 19 April, 2015, 15:13
1:58 - 2:10 the crab is giving the diver the death stare.
Comment icon #13 Posted by Harte on 19 April, 2015, 15:38
1:58 - 2:10 the crab is giving the diver the death stare. I'm lookin' at dinner. Harte
Comment icon #14 Posted by Calibeliever on 19 April, 2015, 16:17
Mind = Blown
Comment icon #15 Posted by The Black Ghost on 19 April, 2015, 16:42
There is probably some kind of food under there...carcass or something.
Comment icon #16 Posted by Harte on 19 April, 2015, 17:14
There is probably some kind of food under there...carcass or something. Of course. It is well documented that the pyramid builders were paid in beer and bread. Harte
Comment icon #17 Posted by seaturtlehorsesnake on 19 April, 2015, 17:38
Of course. It is well documented that the pyramid builders were paid in beer and bread. Harte that's how the pyramids were really made! they covered a big block of rock with delicious bread, and the workers simply ate their way through until it was pyramid shaped.
Comment icon #18 Posted by bubblykiss on 19 April, 2015, 18:55
that's how the pyramids were really made! they covered a big block of rock with delicious bread, and the workers simply ate their way through until it was pyramid shaped. I was envisioning the ancients seeing a huge mass of giant sand crabs and gathering the idea from them.....well that is to say, they threw a large number of huge boulders at them, but the crabs kept coming back, until the ancients quarried, cut, dressed, moved and place huge blocks of stone upon the crabs. Through this process we ended up A) the pyramids and the destruction of giant sand crabs and all proof of their horrific ... [More]
Comment icon #19 Posted by ancient astronaut on 19 April, 2015, 20:48
Add crab boil and its dinner time.
Comment icon #20 Posted by QuiteContrary on 20 April, 2015, 8:10
Maybe Red Lobster made a deal with the devil.
Comment icon #21 Posted by She-ra on 20 April, 2015, 14:03
There is probably some kind of food under there...carcass or something. Ohhh that's a good thought! You just might be right. Good thinking.


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