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Watch thousands of giant spider crabs colonize the seafloor near Melbourne

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jun 18, 2016 01:05 AM
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by Cat DiStasio last modified Jun 17, 2016

Did you know that crabs migrate? Unlike birds that fly south for the winter to avoid the frigid cold, giant spider crabs head to the shallow waters of Australia’s southern coast in pursuit of warmth. Each year, hundreds of thousands of crabs migrate, and one scientist was lucky enough to capture video of a giant horde of spider crabs as they gathered in Port Phillip Bay near Melbourne. Crowding together like this is an odd behavior that scientists don’t completely understand, but everyone agrees...






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