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Feast Fit for a King Crab | Nautilus Live

Feast Fit for a King Crab

Scurrying along the seafloor on eight legs, deep sea crabs scavenge bits of decomposing detritus floating down from the surface. Meals in the deep sea can be few and far between, so this crab will gain a hefty chunk of nutrition from this unidentified gelatinous glob. Larger crabs like this one have little need to hide within rocks or burrows--a pair of sharp claws keep other animals from getting too close.