Scientists explore the ocean floor with half-crab-half-car behemoth

Do not judge the Crabster by its lame name, which sounds more like the nickname of a frat guy from a terrible '80s movie than it does a badass ocean-roving robot. A portmanteau of "crab" and "lobster," two creatures after which it is modeled, the Crabster was designed by researchers in South Korea to help them do… » 8/02/13 9:28am 8/02/13 9:28am

Hermit crabs are the animal kingdom's most dickish neighbors

Most of the time, hermit crabs live up to their names, keeping to themselves and refusing to socialize with each other members of their species nearby. But sometimes hermit crabs hang out... and they're invariably total assholes to each other. » 10/28/12 3:00pm 10/28/12 3:00pm

Abyss Box gives us our first ever chance to see deep sea organisms up…

We've long known there are exotic creatures at the bottom of the ocean, but the enormous difference in pressure makes it almost impossible to bring them up to the surface for study. That's why the Abyss Box is so important. » 2/19/12 5:00pm 2/19/12 5:00pm

Badass warrior crab amputates its own claw on the battlefield

It took mountain climber Aron Ralston (and his onscreen counterpart, James Franco) 127 hours to amputate his own limb. It takes mere seconds for this crab to pull off its own claw after an unsuccessful attack on a blue-footed booby chick. » 2/04/12 9:30am 2/04/12 9:30am

Why do fiddler crabs have such ridiculously large claws?

Male fiddler crabs have a single giant claw that looks like the evolutionary equivalent of going through a mid-life crisis and buying a super expensive sports car. The truth, it turns out, is only slightly less ridiculous than that. » 9/05/11 4:30pm 9/05/11 4:30pm

Strange mountain-climbing crabs ruled Hawaii over 1000 years ago

In the isolated islands of the Pacific Ocean, a lack of large land mammals created openings for some truly unusual animals to dominate the ecosystem. Land crabs once ruled Hawaii...at least until humans and their pets showed up. » 5/17/11 11:06am 5/17/11 11:06am

Monstrous 10-Foot Crab Discovered In Japan

This giant sea-monster was plucked out of the Pacific Ocean and now resides in Britain. With legs long enough to straddle a car, this Japanese Spider Crab is truly a giant sea beast worthy of a Jules Verne novel. » 2/15/10 7:00am 2/15/10 7:00am

France Is Infested With Giant Crabs

We can not wait for Grégoire Sivan's short King Crab Attack — but we'll have to make do with the excellent trailer. Watch while giant crabs take France. » 9/29/09 2:49pm 9/29/09 2:49pm