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Antarctic King Crabs May Actually Be Native
2013-07-05 05:58:25

Citing the recent discovery of a major colony of King crabs near Antarctica, some global warming alarmists theorize that rising temperatures have allowed the crabs to claim territory that was previously uninhabitable. According to a new review, the crabs are not newly established settlers; they've been there all along.

New New Crab Species Named In Honor Of Its Discoverer
2012-11-27 13:06:16

A new species of crab found along the Belize Barrier Reef has been named in honor of the scientist who discovered it.

Using GPS To Monitor Trekking Behavior In Crabs
2012-11-15 17:25:03

We all know that crabs walk sideways--it’s because that’s the way their legs bend. This side-walking trait allows them to move quickly into and out of small holes and crevasses to escape potential threats.

Beware Of House-Jacking Hermit Crabs
2012-10-27 06:28:35

In their search for larger homes, land-based hermit crabs will socialize with their fellow decapods only to force them out of their shells and claim it for their own, researchers from the University of California-Berkeley have discovered.


Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.