Latest about Crustaceans
What are Sea-Monkeys?
By Ailsa Harvey, Live Science Staff published
Reference Sea-monkeys is the marketing term used for a hybrid breed of brine shrimp sold in packets of dust in aquarium shops.
What made billions of snow crabs disappear from the Bering Sea?
By Joanna Thompson published
The Bering Sea's snow crab population has been in decline over the last five years, but this season the population has collapsed.
Natural Sunscreen Explains Mantis Shrimp's Amazing UV Vision
By Stephanie Pappas last updated
The colorful and aggressive mantis shrimp evolved a new way to use a naturally occurring, biological sunscreen: The animals use this compound to filter light from their eyes.
Can you spot the crab in this photo? (Hint: It's under the fuzz.)
By Nicoletta Lanese last updated
The species is named after the HMS Beagle.
Tiny 'immortal' crab entombed in amber discovered in a first of its kind
By Joanna Thompson last updated
A fossil crab was discovered perfectly preserved in Burmese amber.
Scientists Put Shrimp on a Treadmill
By Sara Goudarzi last updated
A novel treadmill and a tiny backpack made of duct tape reveal how sickness affects the energy levels of these crustaceans.
Octopuses, squids and lobsters could become 'sentient beings' in the UK
By Harry Baker published
The U.K. government has included cephalopods and some crustaceans in a new bill that recognizes sentient animals.
Rare 'cotton candy' lobster was a 1-in-100 million catch
By Nicoletta Lanese published
The stunning lobster, named Haddie, is bright blue with dark purple specks.
Ferocious 'penis worms' were the hermit crabs of the ancient seas
By Brandon Specktor published
Priapulids, sometimes called penis worms, were fearsome predators of the Cambrian Period. They may have worn shells for protection, new fossil evidence suggests.
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