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News of the Day: Crab Eats Trees

1 minutes 25 seconds

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Scientists have identified a crustacean that likes to feast on wood. The squat lobster scavenges for fallen trees and even the occasional shipwreck. This discovery is helping scientists learn more about animals colonizing the deep sea. Part of the "News of the Day" series.

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Runtime: 1 minutes 25 seconds

A decaying log on the ocean floor. Caption: The creature feasts on wood that has sunk.
News of the Day
Episode 1
1 minutes 25 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
A piece of coral with a hole in it, a spiral shell with a point, and a sponge. Caption: There are different tools for different "porpoises."
News of the Day
Episode 2
1 minutes 53 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Illustration of three round particles. Pyrite Particles. Caption: These tiny pyrite particles can travel a long distance away
News of the Day
Episode 3
2 minutes
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Three jellyfish of various sizes with ribbon-like and long, straight tentacles. Caption: Well, it appears one creature is a step ahead of us.
News of the Day
Episode 4
1 minutes 51 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Illustration of Antarctica with a current moving in an oval along one coast with branches moving out towards the rest of the ocean. Caption: Did you know there's a massive Southern Ocean current
News of the Day
Episode 5
1 minutes 33 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Close up of the upper half of a shrimp surrounded by plant life and nestled in some rocks. Caption: but each individual had its own unique voice.
News of the Day
Episode 6
1 minutes 56 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12