Tag: crab

Dec 11, 2017

Crab vs Eel vs Octopus – Blue Planet II

Crab vs Eel vs Octopus – Blue Planet II

For these crabs, the road to greener pastures is paved with hungry predators

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Jul 24, 2017

The Extraordinary Land-Walking Octopus of Northern Australia

The Extraordinary Land-Walking Octopus of Northern Australia

Octopus? More like walk-to-pus

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Aug 31, 2016

Hermit Crab Finds New Shell and Takes His Symbiotic Friends With Him

Hermit Crab Finds New Shell and Takes His Symbiotic Friends With Him

Mutually beneficial relationships are a beautiful thing, and the hermit crab and sea anemone are better off together than on their own

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Apr 14, 2016

Researchers Stumble Upon Massive Crab Swarm 1,200 ft Deep

Researchers Stumble Upon Massive Crab Swarm 1,200 ft Deep

A research team studying biodiversity at the Hannibal Bank Seamount off the coast of Panama captured something unexpected—unique video of thousands of red crabs swarming in low-oxygen waters just above the seafloor

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Mar 8, 2015

The Great Hermit Crab Shell Swap

The Great Hermit Crab Shell Swap

When a big, new shell washes ashore, hermit crabs congregate and position themselves from largest to smallest in a vacancy chain where everyone tries to upgrade to a bigger home. An excerpt from BBC’s Life Story Series (episode ‘Home’) and narrated by David Attenborough.

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Feb 24, 2015

This Woman was Filming a Crab When an Octopus Leaped Out of the Water and Snatched It

This Woman was Filming a Crab When an Octopus Leaped Out of the Water and Snatched It

While hiking through Yallingup, Western Australia, this woman happened upon a crab and decided to film it. And that’s exactly when an octopus appeared out of nowhere to snatch it… off land no less! What a wild scene to capture on film.

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Nov 10, 2014

Amazing Footage Shows Hermit Crabs Line Up from Biggest to Smallest to Swap Shells

Amazing Footage Shows Hermit Crabs Line Up from Biggest to Smallest to Swap Shells

Second-hand shells provide shelter for hermit crabs, giving their soft bodies extra protection from predators. But the crabs frequently need to find new homes as they grow bigger. Even if an empty shell is unsuitable for a hermit crab’s latest size requirements, they don’t carry on their house hunt elsewhere. Instead, they wait for…

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Aug 14, 2014

Artist 3D Prints Shells with Tiny Skylines for Hermit Crabs

Artist 3D Prints Shells with Tiny Skylines for Hermit Crabs

Artist Aki Inomata CT scanned a seashell that had been recently abandoned by a hermit crab to create a detailed, three-dimensional rendering of the interior of the shell. Armed with this prototype, Inomata created a series of 3D printed hermit shell crabs influenced by cities around the world including New York City and Santorini.…

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May 15, 2013

A 500 pound Blue Crab made from Stained Glass

A 500 pound Blue Crab made from Stained Glass

Located at Baltimore Washington International Airport (BWI) is Callinectes Douglassi, a 500-pound blue crab made from stained glass by artist Jackie Leatherbury Douglass and her husband John in 1984. The 10 ft x 7 ft x 5 ft (3 x 2 x 1.5 meter) sculpture took over 5,500 man hours over a 14-month period…

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Oct 30, 2012

Picture of the Day: A Tiny Hermit Crab Close-up

Picture of the Day: A Tiny Hermit Crab Close-up

A TINY HERMIT CRAB CLOSE-UP Photograph by sleepychinchilla on Flickr In this wonderful close-up taken on the island of Olhuveli in the Maldives, we see the home of a tiny little hermit crab. The photograph was taken back in 2008 by sleepychinchilla. There are over 1100 species of hermit crabs and…

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