up close and personal with Neolithodes yaldwyni
My friends Jon and Kasey sent me a new article out about this Crabday's king crab species making its way towards Antarctica (where it had previously only been found in the Ross Sea). This time the large king crabs were found in the Palmer Deep, a basin 120 km onto the arctic shelf. N. yaldwyni is even reproducing: scientists are estimating 1.5 million king crabs within the basin of Palmer Deep!
a lovely lady with her healthy clutch
gotta love the striking red of these beautiful lithodids!
two N. yaldwyni walking all over like they own the place