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Lost at sea: Researching the impact of sunken shipping containers

Thousands of shipping containers are lost from cargo ships every year, eventually falling to the ocean floor and disturbing the deep-sea ecosystems where they land. In February 2004, a container was discovered within ...

A crab takes a video camera into its hole

A crab finds a small video camera set up outside of its hole in Fiji. The crab decides to take the camera home…

Why Do I Study Physics? by Xiangjun Shi

"Physics told me some crazy stuff. Say, I’m not just sitting here doing nothing. I’m actually fighting against Earth’s gravity. And I’m not sitting still. I’m spinning at a thousand miles...

Behind the scenes: Red crab migration on Christmas Island

The daring 5-mile (8-kilometer) migration of Christmas Island’s adult red crabs begins with the wet season’s arrival in October or November. The crabs’ goal: move from the forest to the beaches en ma...

Science on the SPOT: Rendezvous With Horseshoe Crabs

Called living fossils, horseshoe crabs are harmless creatures that have been swimming oceans for a few hundred million years. They predate dinosaurs and are closely related to spiders or scorpions. Every May and June,...

Caribbean hermit crab mass migration, U.S. Virgin Islands

Photographer Steve Simonsen films an epic Caribbean hermit crab mass migration at Nanny Point, St. John, in the U.S. Virgin Islands. This video has gone viral, and it’s pretty clear as to why! How many thousands...

A hermit crab named Godzilla

This hermit crab is named Godzilla. He has been with his owner for three years and three moultings. Based on his size, he’s probably about 20-25 years old. Hello, Coenobita clypeatus!

Enoshima Aquarium: Molting Japanese spider crab time lapse

The giant Japanese spider crab and its internet-classic molting video from Enoshima Aquarium in Fujisawa, Japan. The time-lapse was shot over six hours and is pretty incredible. More about these amazing creatures:  ...

Dachshund puppy chasing a ghost crab

Hello, dachshund puppy chasing a ghost crab! via Neatorama.

Shelby the hermit crab changes into a brand new shell

This class pet is named Shelby, and she is one very lucky hermit crab. Why? Because she’s about change into a brand new shell that fits her growing body. We’re lucky because we get to see her make the move...

Great Migrations: Red crab babies hatch and run for land

From Great Migrations: Red crab larvae hatch and head for dry land, covering Christmas Island’s beaches with wiggly creatures trying to survive beyond hungry fish and determined ants. 

Science Experiment: Undersea Adventures

What do you do when your science experiment doesn’t go that well? Try, try again. It’s science afterall, and there’s much to be learned by something not working, too. A great video by Mike Adamick an...

Sand Bubbler Crabs Making Sediment Balls on an Australian Beach

Yep! Crab balls. From the BBC's Blue Planet, episode 3 Tidal Seas.