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The Yeti Crab!

Updated: Aug 28, 2019

Found over a mile deep in the ocean near Easter Island, the Yeti Crab was found near a volcanic vent. The undersea biologists saw the hairy arms of these crabs sticking out from under rocks near these thermal vents. The water at the vent is rich in minerals and chemicals that are consumed by bacteria. It is believed that the filaments on the Yeti crab’s legs trap the bacteria and consume them as food. See and read about this creature at: https://www.mbari.org/discovery-of-yeti-crab/



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