Decorator Crabs Make High Fashion at Low Tide | Deep Look

by birtanpublished on September 16, 2020

time for a crab Fashion Show models this one is wearing the latest in purple sea meat over here a striking piece of kelp and for this guy that's a lot of look but these crabs aren't dressing up to get noticed they're trying to blend in

These decorator crabs live in the tide pools and rocky shores of the California coast it's a dangerous place for a tasty crab so the crabs camouflage with what's at hand this kelp crab has found something

To work with it does a little trimming cutting a piece to size nudges it into place and it sticks thanks to rows of natural velcro on its head the crabs have these special hooked hairs on their shelf see how this bit of

Seaweed is wedged right in there held tight with a tug the crab makes sure of that the seaweed is hiding its antenna if they weren't covered there fluttering would give the crab away and sometimes

One piece of flair just isn't enough meat the extreme decorator crab the ultimate fashionista it's covered in hooks all over its body a quick check and the crab can tell it's face is unprotected get to work this

Crab is a picky dresser it nibbles on a piece of algae trying to figure out is this good to eat or is it covered in noxious chemicals that make it better suited as an outfit

This crab has made it work and it has the ultimate off-putting accessory an anemone outerwear that actually stings over time the anemones and seaweed can grow and spread on the

Crab shell it's a lot to lug around but it's worth it being fabulous just might save your life hey guys it's Lauren check out a few other critters that love unconventional

Materials the caddisfly builds its house out of pebbles using waterproof tape and see how squid change their own skin to mimic the open ocean and make sure to subscribe so you don't miss a single episode see you next time

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