Sydney feb 19 scientist filmed and captured giant sea creatures like sea spiders size of dinner plates-reuters

Sydney feb 19 scientist filmed and captured giant sea creatures like sea spiders size of dinner plates-reuters

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The Largest Arthropod in the World: The Japanese spider crab has the largest leg span of any arthropod, reaching up to 3.8 meters (12 ft) and weighing up to 41 pounds (19 kg). In its natural habitat, the Japanese spider crab feeds on shellfish and animal carcasses and may live for up to 100 years.

The Largest Arthropod in the World: The Japanese spider crab has the largest leg span of any arthropod, reaching up to 3.8 meters (12 ft) and weighing up to 41 pounds (19 kg). In its natural habitat, the Japanese spider crab feeds on shellfish and animal carcasses and may live for up to 100 years.

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A sea spider (Pycnogonida Phoxichilidiidae: Anoplodactylus evansi) near New South Wales. Photo: Bill Rudman

A sea spider (Pycnogonida Phoxichilidiidae: Anoplodactylus evansi) near New South Wales. Photo: Bill Rudman

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New Sea Spider Fossils Found. August 16, 2007-A rare treasure trove of ancient sea spiders found in France fills a 400-million-year gap in the mysterious creatures' spotty fossil record, scientists say. The well-preserved marine animals, called pycnogonids, were unearthed in 160-million-year-old fossil beds at La Voulte. A team of French scientists describes 70 specimensincluding the one seen above—from three distinct species found in the region's Lagerstätte, a  sedimentary rock formation.

New Sea Spider Fossils Found. August 16, 2007-A rare treasure trove of ancient sea spiders found in France fills a 400-million-year gap in the mysterious creatures' spotty fossil record, scientists say. The well-preserved marine animals, called pycnogonids, were unearthed in 160-million-year-old fossil beds at La Voulte. A team of French scientists describes 70 specimensincluding the one seen above—from three distinct species found in the region's Lagerstätte, a sedimentary rock formation.

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Invicta watches : Invicta Mens 1478 Sea Spider Chronograph Gold Dial Black Polyurethane Watch | Raddest Men’s Fashion Looks On The Internet: http://www.raddestlooks.org

Invicta watches : Invicta Mens 1478 Sea Spider Chronograph Gold Dial Black Polyurethane Watch | Raddest Men’s Fashion Looks On The Internet: http://www.raddestlooks.org

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When it comes to being spooky, the spiders that inhabit the Little Mermaid’s watery world have at least one leg up on the typical landlubber arachnid.

When it comes to being spooky, the spiders that inhabit the Little Mermaid’s watery world have at least one leg up on the typical landlubber arachnid.

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