Japanese spider crabs
are the largest of the crustacean family.
NATURE Cue the dramatic music to accompany the footage of a group of spider crabs
conducting their mass moulting.
At Osaka's Tempozan Harbor Village, the Kaiyukan Aquarium offered various kinds of marine species-schools of anchovies, Asian small-clowed otters, sea lions, penguins, dolphins, giant spider crabs
, jellyfish and whale sharks.
Topics looked at will include how changing our shower gel can help save our seas and protect marine life, the elderflower harvest and the invasion of the spider crabs
on the Dorset coast.
As reported for other closely related species of spider crabs
(superfamily Majoidea), two putatively pelagic zoea larval stages occur prior to the postlarval megalopa stage (Brownell et al.
The safaris are held at St Bride's Haven on the Pembrokeshire Coast, a sandy cove with shallow waters, where children can literally come face-to-face with marine wildlife, from seaweed to spider crabs
Giant Spider Crabs
, Small Claw Otters, Sea Jellies and Clown fish.
As for the spider crabs
, seaweed attachment can be used not only as camouflage (Wicksten, 1993) but may also serve as a food store (Woods & McLay, 1994).
A whopping 95 per centHOW TO PREPARE A SPIDER CRAB
AT George Smith the live spider crabs
are put in a freezer to stun them before they are cooked in a boiling pot for 20 minutes.
Underwater Zoo, located on Level 2 above the main Aquarium, presents global bio-diversity in different ecological zones including a Rainforest, Rocky Shore and Ocean where visitors can see and learn about amazing living exhibits that include two species of penguins, coral reef animals, Giant Spider Crabs
, piranhas and even Asian Otters.
But, for the final part of this week's programme, Monty is back on dry land following a lorry-load of Cornish spider crabs
on their final journey to a supermarket in Brittany.
The superfamily Majoidea is a major group of brachyurans commonly known as spider crabs
, with a diversity of body shapes and wide geographical distribution.