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Tiny New Species of Tree Climbing Crab Discovered in Hong Kong
A new species of tree climbing crab has been discovered in Hong Kong. It is named Haberma tingkok (May 5, 2017)

Ancient Sea Scorpion Slashed Prey With Serrated Tail Spine
The ancient sea scorpion grew up to three meters in length and attacked using its serrated tail spine. (April 25, 2017)

Candy-Striped Hermit Crab Discovered in Caribbean
The Candy-Striped Hermit Crab is a new hermit crab species that was discovered in the Caribbean by scientists. (January 27, 2017)

New Pea Crab Species Named After Two-Faced Roman God Janus
A new pea crab species Serenotheres janus was discovered inside a date mussel (October 24, 2016)

Scientists Discover New Crab Species in Chinese Pet Market
A new species of crab has been discovered in a Chinese pet market. It is also a new genus. (September 7, 2016)

Pelagic Red Crabs Invade Monterey Bay Beaches
Large numbers of Pelagic red crabs have invaded the Monterey Bay beaches. El Nino is to blame. (May 25, 2016)

Scientists Find Swarming Red Crabs on Seafloor
Scientists have found swarming red crabs on the seafloor. Thousands of the crabs were seen swarming by researchers during an expedition. (April 12, 2016)

Hairy Antarctic Hoff Crab Gets Formal Scientific Name
Scientists have given a hairy Antarctic crab that was nicknamed The Hoff a formal scientific name. (July 10, 2015)

Thousands of Red Crabs Stranded on Southern California Beaches
Thousands of red crabs have been washing up on beaches in Southern California. They are red pelagic crabs. (June 17, 2015)

New Gall Crab Species Discovered
A new species of gall crabs that live in coral have been discovered. The gall crabs can be found in Indonesia and Malaysia. (May 21, 2015)

First Coconut Crab Spotted in Hawaii Since 1989
A coconut crab was located and captured on Oahu. It is the first crab of its kind found on the island over 20 years. (December 27, 2014)