We’ve had the giant carnivorous Bobbit worm burrowing its way into nightmares across the nation and now spider crabs are haunting the Blue Planet II audience. That’s right: SPIDER crabs.
Episode four saw hundreds of thousands of the beasts emerge from the depths of the ocean to moult their exoskeletons in 100 metre long crowds.
“They’re not seeking mates, neither are they laying eggs. They have come here in order to grow,” explained narrator David Attenborough. “Like all crabs, their bodies are encased in a hard unexpandable shell, so to grow they have to break out of it.”
Did anyone else have nightmares last night about Spider Crabs?!?! Remind me not to go in the sea next time I'm on holiday – do you think they have them in Blackpool?! #BluePlanet2pic.twitter.com/QJvqW5xJGb
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