We're Going to Need More Garlic Butter

We’re Going to Need More Garlic Butter

Sea Life Senior Curator Chris Brown prepares to move Japanese Spider crab named Big Daddy as it settles in to its new home at Blackpool’s…

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The Giant Grubs of the Hercules Beetle

The Giant Grubs of the Hercules Beetle

Above is photo of the grub of a Hercules Beetle (Dynastes hercules); the largest of the rhinoceros beetles. The grubs can reach 4.5 inches (110mm) in…

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Coconut Crabs, the largest arthropod on land

Coconut Crabs, the largest arthropod on land

The Coconut Crab, Birgus latro, is the world’s largest terrestrial arthropod, obtaining weights of up to 9 pounds.  Although called the Coconut Crab, coconuts represent only…

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World's Smallest Fly

World’s Smallest Fly

As discussed so elegantly by Ed Yong at Not Exactly Rocket Science Brian Brown from the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County has just discovered…

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Monster Tasmanian King Crab

Monster Tasmanian King Crab

But Claude the Tasmanian giant crab was saved from death when the fisherman who caught him sold him to a British aquarium  for £3,000.Now, after…

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Giant Tree Lobsters Rediscovered

Giant Tree Lobsters Rediscovered

From Time… Eighty years after they disappeared, tree lobsters have been rediscovered, living near an old volcano in Australia. And no, they’re not actually “lobsters,”…

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