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Video of Thousands of Red Crabs Swarming in Water: Incredible or terrifying?

A research team studying biodiversity at the Hannibal Bank Seamount off the coast of Panama happened upon an unexpected, and kind of creepy, sight. Just above the seafloor, thousands of crabs swarmed to create a visual straight out of a David Cronenberg movie. In the crabs’ defense, swarms of things are almost always off-putting. Once you get past the initial gross-out, the video is incredible. We’d much rather see swarms of crabs in the ocean than oil spills and bleached coral.

 

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