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13

Aug

Deep-sea crab gets methane surpriseA remotely operated vehicle captured a hungry crab on video as it tried to eat freezing methane bubbles.

Deep-sea crab gets methane surprise
A remotely operated vehicle captured a hungry crab on video as it tried to eat freezing methane bubbles.

19

Jun

How the hairy-chested ‘Hoff’ yeti crab evolvedEach of the yeti crab species shares a common ancestor that lived about 35 million to 40 million years ago, more recently than previously thought.

How the hairy-chested ‘Hoff’ yeti crab evolved
Each of the yeti crab species shares a common ancestor that lived about 35 million to 40 million years ago, more recently than previously thought.

09

Apr

Supersized crabs are bad news for seafood lovers
The bigger the crabs, the bigger their appetites for delectable oysters.

Supersized crabs are bad news for seafood lovers

The bigger the crabs, the bigger their appetites for delectable oysters.

18

Jan


 Do crabs feel pain? 



Crabs that are shocked in an area will learn to avoid that area, suggesting they will change their behavior to avoid a painful situation.
Crabs that are shocked in an area will learn to avoid that area, suggesting they will change their behavior to avoid a painful situation.

20

Dec

Progress made in hermit-crab housing crisisA project to save hermit crabs with crowd-sourced, 3-D printed shells has its first major success: Crabs are finally using the man-made shells.

Progress made in hermit-crab housing crisis
A project to save hermit crabs with crowd-sourced, 3-D printed shells has its first major success: Crabs are finally using the man-made shells.

16

Nov

allcreatures:

Red crabs cover a road on Christmas Island, off the north coast of  Western Australia, as they start their annual migration from the forest  to the coast in order to breed, November 13, 2011. Picture: Sam Ellis

allcreatures:

Red crabs cover a road on Christmas Island, off the north coast of Western Australia, as they start their annual migration from the forest to the coast in order to breed, November 13, 2011. Picture: Sam Ellis

07

Nov

Can 3-D printing save homeless crabs?Hermit crabs are crafty little crustaceans, but in the face of a life-threatening ‘housing shortage,’ one 3-D printer company says they need our help.

Can 3-D printing save homeless crabs?
Hermit crabs are crafty little crustaceans, but in the face of a life-threatening ‘housing shortage,’ one 3-D printer company says they need our help.