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

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online 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 of crab records published in the journal PLOS ONE, the crabs are not newly established settlers; they've been there all along. The so-called "invasion hypothesis is based on a geographically...

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

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Imagine the surprise if you learned that a new species had been named after you. That's exactly what happened to Dr. Christopher Tudge of American University recently as he was reading a copy of the journal, Zootaxa. Finding out after-the-fact is fairly standard practice in the highly formalized naming ritual of new species, it seems. The new species, Aeropaguristes tudgei, is a type of hermit crab that Tudge recently...

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

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online 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. So, we know how and why they walk. We just don´t necessarily know where they walk. That is, until now. Scientists this week from the Zoological Institute at the University of Greifswald, in cooperation with...

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

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online 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. While all types of hermit crabs will claim abandoned snail shells as their own, only the terrestrial types of these crustaceans hollow them out and remodel the shells. This allows them to...


Word of the Day
mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.