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Four New 'Killer Sponges' Discovered in Pacific

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"And food is hard to come by in the deep sea. So these sponges trap larger, more nutrient-dense organisms, like crustaceans, using beautiful and intricate microscopic hooks." Within a few hours, a carnivorous sponge will start digesting the prey in its ...

If crustaceans can feel pain, would you be less likely to eat lobster or crabmeat?

Researchers have found fresh evidence that crustaceans can feel and recall suffering, leading some to question practices such as boiling live lobsters or ripping the legs off live crabs. If the research is right, would you swear off lobster and crabs?

'Supergiant' Crustaceans Found in Deep Sea

Scientists on an expedition to sample a deep-sea trench got a surprise when their traps brought back seven giant crustaceans glimpsed only a handful of times in human history. The "supergiant" amphipods are more than 20 times larger than their typical ...

Lobsters and crabs feel pain, study shows

Ripping the legs off live crabs and crowding lobsters into seafood market tanks are just two of the many practices that may warrant reassessment, given two new studies that indicate crustaceans feel pain and stress. The findings add to a growing body of ...

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Crustacean - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Updated April. 15, 2014

Crustaceans (Crustacea) form a very large group of arthropods, usually treated as a subphylum, which includes such familiar animals as crabs, lobsters ...

Crustaceans | Define Crustaceans at

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noun 1. any chiefly aquatic arthropod of the class Crustacea, typically having the body covered with a hard shell or crust, including the lobsters, shrimps, crabs ...

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Get information, facts, and pictures about Crustaceans at Make research projects and school reports about Crustaceans easy with credible articles ...

Crustacean - New World Encyclopedia - Info:Main Page - New ...

Updated April. 11, 2014

Structure of crustaceans. Crustaceans have three distinct body parts: Head, thorax, and abdomen (or pleon), although the head and thorax may fuse to form a cephalothorax.