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Yeti Crab

Many crab species live at hydrothermal vents, scavenging and eating other organisms. In 2005 scientists in Alvin (the shadow you are seeing) discovered this big white crab with long “fur” on its legs. It is now called Kiwa hirsuta, but nicknamed Yeti crab after the fictional abominable snowman. (Video by WHOI National Deep Submergence Facility, Alvin Operations Group, and R/V Atlantis crew, WHOI)

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