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Coconut crab - Wikipedia
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The coconut crab (Birgus latro) is a species of terrestrial hermit crab, also known as the robber crab or palm thief. It is the largest land-living arthropod in the world, and is probably at the upper size limit for terrestrial animals with exoskeletons in recent times, with a weight of up to 4.1 kg (9.0 lb). It can grow to up to 1 m (3 ft 3 ...
Giant crabs: Coconut crabs can grow to 3 feet, climb trees ...
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Nov 12, 2017 ... There's a theory that giant crabs overwhelmed Amelia Earhart, dismembered her and carried her bones underground. Speculative, at best. Sounds crazy, we know . But so has almost every other horrifying rumor about the so-called coconut crabs - until science inevitably proves them true. They grow to the ...
Don't mess with the coconut crab, one of the strongest ...
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Nov 23, 2016 ... Coconut crabs can pinch harder than any crustacean. In fact, a new study finds their pinching force exceeds the bite force of all terrestrial animals except for alligators.
Coconut crab crushes and kills a bird in Chagos Islands | ...
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Nov 10, 2017 ... The deadly coconut crab climbed a tree and crept up on a sleeping sea bird in its nest on the remote Chagos Islands in the Indian Ocean.
Japanese spider crab - Wikipedia
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The Japanese spider crab Macrocheira kaempferi, is a species of marine crab that lives in the waters around Japan. It has the largest leg span of any arthropod. It is the subject of fishery and is considered a delicacy. Two fossil species belonging to the same genus have been found, Macrocheira ginzanensis and ...
Coconut crabs pack the world's strongest grip | PBS ...
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Nov 29, 2016 ... It's official--the coconut crab has the strongest grip of any animal. Researchers in Japan found that a coconut crab's pinching power corresponds with its size -- and that force was tremendous.
Feeling crabby! Huge coconut crab viciously pins bird to ...
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Shocking footage of a big coconut crab pinning a red-footed booby bird to the ground with its pincers. This behaviour is reportedly unusual in the species.
List of species on Caroline Island - Wikipedia
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Species recorded on Caroline Island, one of the Line Islands in the south-central Pacific Ocean: Contents. [hide]. 1 Flora. 1.1 Trees; 1.2 Shrubs; 1.3 Herbs. 2 Fauna. 2.1 Nesting seabirds; 2.2 Other birds; 2.3 Lizards; 2.4 Mammals; 2.5 Turtles; 2.6 Crabs; 2.7 Polychaetes. 3 Notes; 4 References. Flora[edit]. Trees[edit] . Groves ...
Coconut crab has remarkable strength in its claws | Miami ...
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Nov 28, 2016 ... Coconut crabs are immense - up to 18 inches long and 9 pounds - and their oddities do not end with bodily superlatives. Though female coconut crabs release their eggs into the sea, full-grown crabs are strict landlubbers. But the most impressive trait is the power of their claws. They can heft items up to 60 ...
The Crab with the Kung Fu Grip | Blog | Nature | PBS
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Dec 2, 2016 ... At the end of this transformation, you'd basically have a coconut crab (Birgus latro ), a close relative of hermit crabs. A terrestrial species, it can be found on coastlines throughout the Indian and western Pacific oceans. The biggest among them can reach up to 9 pounds, making it the heaviest land-dwelling ...
Giant Coconut Crab Attacks And Eats Sleeping Seabird : ...
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Nov 11, 2017 ... A video shows a giant coconut crab pinched and eventually ate a sleeping seabird. These crabs have a pinch force comparable to a lion's bite force.
Claws celebre: Coconut crabs have world's strongest ...
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Nov 25, 2016 ... But no previous study of these crustaceans has reported on the actual pinching force of said claws, so the research team took measurements from 29 coconut crabs collected on Okinawa Island in Japan. The team found that pinching force increased with body mass. So, based on the crabs' maximum ...
Christmas Island tourist Mark Pierrot pictured with giant ...
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Feb 4, 2016 ... Mark Pierrot was brave enough to pick up the massive coconut crab, the largest crab on land, and hold it for the camera as he visited the jungle on Christmas Island in the Indian Ocean.
Giant Coconut Crab Sighted in Hawaii : Science : Tech Times
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Dec 27, 2014 ... Hawaii may be surrounded by water but it's still quite uncommon to see a crab walking on the street. Residents in the island's Salt Lake neighborhood got a surprise this week when what turned out to be a coconut crab decided to take a stroll along the local boulevard. When residents discovered the crab, ...
Giant crabs vs pig carcass: decay experiment by TIGHAR - ...
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Time lapse video of an experiment by TIGHAR to test the speed of decay using giant Coconut Crabs.

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