Hard to believe this is the last Friday Smorgasbord of the summer. Before we break into our horrible karaoke version of “Summer Nights” from Grease, we’ll just pass the baton to our latest Friday Smorgasbord full of crabs….
Take off to the Great White….
…shark lair? A team of researchers from Monterey Bay Aquarium and Stanford University have discovered a great white lair that is between California and Hawaii, roughly the size of Colorado. What they don’t know is if they’re meeting up there for a tasty nibble or to just “watch Netflix and chill”.
Let’s Be Transparent About This
The oceans cover over 70% of the Earth’s surface and we’ve only explored about 1%. This interesting video explores the “What If” by asking what if the ocean was transparent? Sure we’d be able to see some cool things, but it wouldn’t be good in many ways.
What happens when you give an octopus MDMA, commonly known as the drug ecstasy? That is what some researchers at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine set out to find and guess what? They behaved a lot like humans and they got all touchy feely.
Hellbent Canadian Crabs?
Oh oh! While we thought all our neighbors to the North were super friendly, a species of crab is giving the Canadians a bad rap. It seems there is a species of green crabs that are super angry and their bringing the angst to Maine demolishing eel grass and eating up the soft-shell clams. Guess we need to get these guys some Tim Hortons.
Now This Will Give You Nightmares
While many of us like to have a tasty meal of crab, you probably don’t want to meet these guys in a dark alley. The Japanese spider crab has the largest leg span of any arthropod and will haunt me in my sleep tonight.