Meet the candy-striped hermit crab

This is a newly discovered species that looks like it could be an undersea Christmas ornament.
The crab was first spotted by a diver in the Caribbean, near the island of Bonaire. A scientist at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. analyzed specimens and identified it as a new species, giving it the common name “candy striped hermit crab.”

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+6 1. Burimi commented 3 years ago

Nice to meet you candy-striped hermit crab!
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+2 2. thundersnow commented 3 years ago

Cool, to have a hermit crab named after you. There is nothing named after me....yet! ;). Nice video!
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+4 3. challenger451 commented 3 years ago

Makes them sweeter tasting to predators:).
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+4 4. cameramaster commented 3 years ago

Cute little tyke...and either I've gone totally deaf...or there's no sound on this video.
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+1 5. thundersnow commented 3 years ago

#4 No worries, dear cameramaster, there is no sound :). Actually I liked it without sound, it somehow enhanced the effect of the video.
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+2 6. torbengb commented 3 years ago

#4 My computer has the sound off most of the time. You'd be surprised how rarely it's actually necessary. Especially for videos, most can be watched just fine without audio.
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+1 7. thundersnow commented 3 years ago

#6 Not a bad idea, unless it's TED, Vsauce, Veritasium or something like that...saves you a lot of listening to annoying screeching people :)
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+3 8. cameramaster commented 3 years ago

#6. Ahhh...but the problem is I'm already deaf on one side...so when I play something that I halfway expect to have sound...I get a momentary 'pause'... as in "oh shit" :-/
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0 9. thundersnow commented 3 years ago

#8 You then think your other ear failed you too :'(