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Crustaceans

There are more than 52,000 species of Crustaceans in the world which include popular marine animals like lobsters, crabs, shrimp, crayfish and barnacles. Smaller crustacean breathe through their bodies and larger ones breathe through gills.


Boxer Crabs Clone Their Anemone Bioweapons

Bruce Lee has nothing on these boxer crabs. See more »

'Sea Bees', Please! Tiny Crustaceans Help Pollinate Underwater

Scientists have discovered for the first time that animals pollinate flowers in the ocean. See more »

Baby Lobsters Safely Devour Live Jellyfish Hosts Thanks to Fecal Wraps

Consider the lobster feces: a new discovery about a midgut membrane and how lobsters consume toxic sea nettles could help develop more sustainable farming practices. See more »

Are Blue Lobsters As Rare As Blue Moons?

A Massachusetts fisherman recently caught a blue lobster, which had us wondering how rare this crustacean really is. See more »

10 Weird Facts About Lobsters

Do you think much about the lobster before you crack it open and dip it in butter? These humble animals have some very odd habits. For one thing, they pee out of their faces. See more »

Is there a 400 pound lobster out there?

Although no one can yet tell how old lobsters get, they show no apparent signs of aging. Learn why lobsters live so long and get so big, and what this means for other animals, including humans. See more »