‘The Hoff’ crab is new ocean find

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Les crabes aglutinés par centaines sur les flancs de cheminées hydrothermales © Nerc Chesso Consortium / BBC

UK scientists have found prodigious numbers of a new crab species on the Southern Ocean floor that they have dubbed “The Hoff” because of its hairy chest.

The animal was discovered living around volcanic vents off South Georgia.

Great piles of the crabs were seen to come together.

PLoS Biology

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