Thursday, 25 June 2015

First species of yeti crab from hydrothermal vent systems near Antarctica described


Date:June 24, 2015

Source:University of Southampton

Summary:The first species of yeti crab from hydrothermal vent systems of the East Scotia Ridge in the Southern Ocean, Antarctica, has been described. This Yeti Crab is famous for its body, which is densely covered by bristles -- known as setae -- and bacteria, giving it a fur-like appearance.

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