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King Crabs Invade Antarctica, Could Jeopardize Cures for Disease
April 8, 2011
It's like a scene out of a sci-fi movie - thousands, possibly millions, of king crabs are marching through icy deep-sea waters and up the Antarctic slope. Shell-crushing crabs haven't been in Antarctica, the Earth's southernmost continent, for hundreds or thousands, if not millions, of years. But something has changed, and these crustaceans are poised to move by the droves up the slope and onto the shelf that surrounds Antarctica.
University of Alabama at Birmingham
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