This is a newly discovered species of Yeti (NOT Batman) crab. It's similar to the other hairy-armed Yeti crabs except this one grows edible bacteria on its arms by methodically waving them around in front of deep sea methane vents. And speaking of deep sea methane vents: blue whales. You don't want to be sitting in a dinghy when one of those fart bubbles surfaces!
Hit the jump for two short videos, one of the hairy arm waving, one of chow-time.
Okay so maybe Antarctica isn't the desolate wasteland I've always imagined it to be. Yes, yes it is too and there's nothing you can say that'll change my mind. But in the water, well, that's a whole nother can of worms tentacles.
A research expedition to Antarctica to study ... / Continue →
Did you know the flame scallop had bioluminescent lips? I did, intimately. But only because I wanted to make Ariel jealous for kissing that hunky porpoise!
This video presented by the Enoshima Aquarium shows the bioluminescent mantle of a flame scallop (Ctenoides ales, a.k.a... / Continue →
Proving it's not just the size of your fishstick (or hush-puppies) that attracts the opposite sex, scientists have discovered that male Mexican Mollies grow luscious mustaches (seen here practically making me beg for a ride) to attract the fish womens.
Scientists were unsure w... / Continue →