Newly discovered yeti crab swarms around Antarctic hydrothermal vents

Eyeless, the crab seeks out not-too-hot, not-too-cold water in the dark

eyeless, compact yeti crab Kiwa tyleri

VENT DWELLERS  Researchers discovered the eyeless, compact yeti crab Kiwa tyleri living around hydrothermal vents in the Southern Ocean. The female crab is on the left; the male is on the right.

S. Thatje et al/PLOS ONE 2015

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