Animal News: Ghostly Yeti Crab Swarms Discovered Near Antarctica
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© 2012 National Geographic; video courtesy NERC ChEsSo Consortium, NSF
Ghostly Yeti Crab Swarms Discovered Near Antarctica
January 20, 2012—For the first time, scientists have observed and filmed animals including a fuzzy new species of crab swarming hot volcanic vents near Antarctica. The ghostlike crabs feed on bacteria that live off minerals spewed from the hydrothermal vents.