Discovered in the deep: the hairy-chested Hoff crab
Continuing a Guardian series on remarkable deep-sea species: a variety of yeti crab that lives by hot ventsIn 2005, scientists exploring more than a mile underwater south of Easter Island in the south Pacific, found odd-looking white crabs with long, hairy arms. They named them yeti crabs.Several years later, in 2010, onboard a research ship in the Southern Ocean, surrounded by icebergs, fin whales and penguins, another science team contemplated the deep-sea crabs they had just found 2,500 metres beneath the surface. These were a variety of yeti crab, ranging from thumbnail- to fist-sized, but rather than having hairy arms they had luxuriant hairy chests. Continue reading...
Celý článek: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/aug/15/discovered-in-the-deep-hairy-chested-hoff-crab
Zdroj: The Guardian