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Dancing for Food in the Deep Sea: Bacterial Farming by a New Species of Yeti Crab

  • Andrew R. Thurber mail,

    athurber@coas.oregonstate.edu

    Affiliation: Integrative Oceanography Division, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, California, United States of America

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  • William J. Jones,

    Affiliation: Environmental Genomics Core Facility, Environmental Health Sciences, University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina, United States of America

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  • Kareen Schnabel

    Affiliation: National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, Kilbirnie, Wellington, New Zealand

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  • Published: November 30, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0026243
  • Published in PLOS ONE

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Media Coverage of This Article

Posted by PLoS_ONE_Group on 02 Dec 2011 at 18:25 GMT

The following article represents some of the media coverage that has occurred for this paper:

Publication: Discover Magazine
Title: “Yeti crab farms bacteria on its arms | Not Exactly Rocket Science | Discover Magazine”
http://blogs.discovermaga...

Publication: Nature
Title: “Yeti crab grows its own food : Nature News & Comment”
http://www.nature.com/new...

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RE: Media Coverage of This Article

PLoS_ONE_Group replied to PLoS_ONE_Group on 09 Dec 2011 at 21:19 GMT

The following article represents some of the media coverage that has occurred for this paper:

Publication: Scientific American Blogs
Title: “Yeti Crabs grow bacteria on their hairy claws”
http://blogs.scientificam...

Publication: The Blaze
Title: “Yeti Crab First Deep-Sea Animal Seen "Farming" Its Own Food | Video | TheBlaze.com”
http://www.theblaze.com/s...

Publication: Wired.co.uk
Title: “Deep sea crab farms bacteria on its claws, feeds it with methane”
http://www.wired.co.uk/ne...

Publication: Mongabay.com
Title: “Yeti crab cultivates bacteria on its claws to feed itself”
http://news.mongabay.com/...

Publication: Science 2.0
Title: “Farming Deep Sea Crab Discovered”
http://www.science20.com/...

Publication: National Geographic
Title: “"Yeti" Crabs Farm Food on Own Claws' First”
http://news.nationalgeogr...

If you see any additional coverage of this paper in the press or blogosphere, please reply to this thread and add the link to the article.

Competing interests declared: PLoS ONE Staff