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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...

King Crabs Invading Antarctica
2011-09-07 07:43:05

  Global warming is the most likely cause of a growing number of king crabs that have been marching along the sea floor toward West Antarctica, according to a report by biologists on Wednesday. The intruder, 'Neolithodes yaldwyni Ahyong and Dawson', a bright-red deep-sea predator that had previously been spotted only in the Ross Sea, on the other side of West Antarctica, is now living and reproducing in abundance on the western edge of the icy continent. Writing in the journal...

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2010-11-01 12:54:03

Invasions of voracious predatory crabs due to global warming could threaten the unique continental-shelf ecosystems of Antarctica, according to newly published findings. "King crabs are ecologically important predators and form the basis of economically significant commercial fisheries," said Dr Sven Thatje, an evolutionary ecologist at the University of Southampton's School of Ocean and Earth Science (SOES), which is based at the National Oceanography Centre in Southampton. Thatje and...

2010-03-23 17:36:00

SEATTLE, March 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Captain Keith Colburn of Discovery Channel's Emmy-nominated "Deadliest Catch" series is scheduled to sail as part of the guest-enrichment program on the June 18, 2010, Alaskan Explorer Voyage aboard Holland America Line's ms Zaandam. The seven-day cruise sails round-trip from Seattle, and calls at Glacier Bay, Juneau, Sitka and Ketchikan, Alaska, and Victoria, B.C., Canada. During his cruise, Colburn will share his expertise on how to select, crack and...

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2009-12-02 12:34:30

Sally Hall, a PhD student at the University of Southampton's School of Ocean and Earth Science (SOES) at the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton (NOCS) has formally described four new species of king crab, all from the deep sea. Hall discovered the new species in the Smithsonian Collections of the National Museum of Natural History in Washington. Explaining the significance of the find, she said: "King crabs include some of the largest crustaceans currently inhabiting Earth and are...

2009-07-02 11:08:31

Researchers from the University of Southampton have drawn together 200 years' worth of oceanographic knowledge to investigate the distribution of a notorious deep-sea giant - the king crab. The results, published this week in the Journal of Biogeography, reveal temperature as a driving force behind the divergence of a major seafloor predator; globally, and over tens of millions of years of Earth's history.In deep seas all over the world, around 100 species of king crabs live largely...

2008-12-03 07:40:00

NORMANDY PARK, Wash., Dec. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- With large waves crashing over their boats in the frigid waters of the Bering Sea off the western coast of Alaska while the music of popular rocker Bon Jovi blares in the background, a group of crab fishermen are being taped for their reality TV show, The Deadliest Catch. No one could have predicted the growth in popularity for the commercial fishing industry. Or could they? Author Dr. Dayton L. Alverson, a Marine Biologist, talks about the...

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2008-04-22 17:00:00

A chance discovery in Mexico leads Cornell scientist to rewrite fossil history of shell-breaking crabWhile waiting for colleagues at a small natural history museum in the state of Chiapas, Mexico last year, Cornell paleontologist Greg Dietl chanced upon a discovery that has helped rewrite the evolutionary history of crabs and the shelled mollusks upon which they preyed.In a museum display case he recognized a 67- to 69-million-year-old fossil from the Late Cretaceous period of a big crab with...

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2008-02-16 00:00:00

An army of voracious giant crabs is on the brink of invading the shallow seas off Antarctica, where an array of unique, almost prehistoric sealife has evolved for millions of years without any predators. Scientists warned yesterday that global warming was raising the temperature of the seas, allowing the crabs to creep ever higher up the slope leading to the continental shelf. These waters, whose temperature is about freezing point, are home to fish with anti-freeze proteins in...

2006-05-16 22:25:00

By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent JARFJORDBOTN, Norway (Reuters) - Josef Stalin is creating jobs in the Arctic as Norway seeks to halt a "Red Army" of monster crabs that some experts fear could sweep as far south as the Mediterranean. Hundreds of Norwegian and Russian fishing boats are making big profits from the king crabs but there are fears that tougher measures are needed to stop the invaders, introduced by Moscow from the Pacific Ocean since the 1930s. "The crabs are generating...


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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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