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Eye-Popping Purple Crabs Discovered in the Philippines


Animals  (tags: animals, animalwelfare, goodnews, GoodNews, AnimalWelfare, endangered, humans, protection, wildlife, wildanimals )

Cal
- 822 days ago - news.mongabay.com
Scientists have discovered four new species of brilliantly-colored freshwater crabs on the Philippine island of Palawan



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Comments

Laura H. (876)
Monday April 23, 2012, 3:11 pm
How pretty!
I hope it can survive; some humans need a wake up call-we are not the only beings on this planet!

Thanks Cal!
 

Cristina M. (130)
Monday April 23, 2012, 4:19 pm
They're so beautiful! Amazing colors. Really hope the Chinese will not start making soup with them or decide their colorful shell is a good aphrodisiac and start poaching them. Most of the times it's better for the animals not to be "discovered". Thanks Cal!
 

Past Member (0)
Monday April 23, 2012, 4:26 pm
wow
 

Jennifer C. (172)
Monday April 23, 2012, 5:09 pm
Wow! Thanks for ths post.
 

Danuta Watola (1179)
Tuesday April 24, 2012, 2:59 am
noted
 

Britt Valdes-pages (246)
Tuesday April 24, 2012, 4:08 am
Noted and whats funny is that I posted a different article about the same crabs. Weird.
 

Danny R. (0)
Tuesday April 24, 2012, 8:23 am
Great. I'm sure there's a lot more to be discovered in due time.
 

Judith Emerson (0)
Tuesday April 24, 2012, 8:40 am
New species! :-D
Many endangered. :-/
 

Mike H. (217)
Tuesday April 24, 2012, 8:56 am
How long b4 humans drive them to extinction?
 

Elaine Al Meqdad (220)
Tuesday April 24, 2012, 9:00 am
Noted! My goodness look at these beautiful colors on them! But crabs, get back in the water before you become a meal for these people as they will eat anything!
 

Carol H. (229)
Tuesday April 24, 2012, 9:51 am
wow, thanks for the info Cal
 

Bambi G. (81)
Tuesday April 24, 2012, 11:50 am
I hope they can keep them out of pet stores. Thanks for sharing.
 

Yulan Lawson (156)
Tuesday April 24, 2012, 4:16 pm
Just beautiful I'm always amazed as to what nature makes and creates.
 
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