Japanese Spider Crab

Japanese Spider Crab

A little melted butter is not going to make this monster disappear! The Japanese spider crab has the greatest leg span of any arthropod, reaching up to 5.5 metres (18 ft) from claw to claw. The body may grow to a size of 40 cm (16 in) in carapace width and the whole...
Diving Bell Spiders

Diving Bell Spiders

Can you imagine a spider that can dive under water and stay there? It’s like a submarine spider but even cooler! Think about that the next time you go swimming in the local pond. Read on: The diving bell spider or water spider (Argyroneta aquatica) is one of the...
Slime Eels

Slime Eels

You like slime? Boy do these little critters like to make it! How about eating dead creatures… from the inside out? Read on: HAGFISH ARE ALSO known as slime eels, thought they are not eels. They belong to the class Agnatha, fish without jaws. There are an...
Leviathan

Leviathan

Up from the depths… Leviathan (/lᵻˈvaɪ.əθən/; Hebrew: לִוְיָתָן, ModernLivyatan, TiberianLiwyāṯān) is a huge creature referenced in the Tanakh, or the Old Testament. This word has become synonymous with any large sea monster or creature. In literature (e.g.,...
Here be Dragons

Here be Dragons

Ever see an ancient map with a dragon-like monster drawn way out at sea? “Here be dragons” means dangerous or unexplored territories, in imitation of a medieval practice of putting illustrations of dragons, sea monsters and other mythological creatures on...