1.19.2016

An Odd Creature that isn't Fiction to Inspire Aliens and Monsters

The Yeti Crab

It's hairy, it's white. It lives near the thermal vents in the ocean floor where hot water gushes into the sea.

There are three known species. One resides in the Southern Ocean off Antartica and it grows its own food.

What?

Yes, its favorite snack is bacteria which grows in the 'hairs' (setae) on its body. Now that's convenient!

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24 comments:

  1. Ewwww. 😜 cool and creepy and wondrous.

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  2. Isn't it? I found it fascinating.

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  3. Ooo, those are definitely some creepy critters. They're definitely fascinating too. :)

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    1. Aren't they? It's amazing what lives on this planet.

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  4. Hi Mary - those are amazing ... and it's extraordinary how things evolve. Those chimney stacks are incredibly ... giving off the nutrient rich rush ... loved seeing this .. cheers Hilary

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    1. I had a blast researching weird critters. The chimneys are really interesting. They're like alien worlds on our planet.

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  5. Cool! Definitely odd looking, but deep sea life is super amazing to me!

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  6. Amazing they can live that deep in such cold water even if near a vent. I wonder when someone will make a movie about a killer white crab:)

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  7. I love it when reality is more fascinating than fiction! Can't wait to see what else you have in store for us tomorrow. :)

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    1. It's wild these creatures share our world.

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  8. It's incredible how much of our world is still waiting to be discovered. Those crabs are creepy!

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    1. Isn't it? It amazes me how much we don't know.

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    1. I enjoyed researching the critters.

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  10. whoa, self-sustaining little creature, isn't it? Weird stuff ;)

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    1. It'd be quite convenient to produce our own food. It'd save a lot of time. No grocery trips or cooking. lol

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  11. The Ocean IS an alien world. It contains things I'd never want to run into. Eek! Creepville.

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  12. The Ocean IS an alien world. It contains things I'd never want to run into. Eek! Creepville.

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  13. I was watching a documentary on the ocean and the deep depths animals are my favorite because they are so weird looking and fascinating.

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  14. They are cute enough and inspiring for sure :), but it's really odd to see colorless creatures.

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  15. This is so, soooo creepy LOL. It's amazing to imagine what lies beneath the waves deep in the ocean.

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