Tuesday, September 13, 2011
CLAWS invading SYDNEY AQUARIUM
This month, CLAWS will be invading Sydney and taking over the streets...literally. Before these aquatic crustaceans crawl their way into Sydney Aquarium, they'll be wracking havoc on our city - making a few surprise appearances at several highly classified locations. Be ready for some colossal crustacean discoveries! Commencing 5 September, Sydney Aquarium will play home to Giant Tasmanian Crabs including Bruce who clocks in a hefty 10kg! The spectacular new creature feature will also see the arrival of the largest crab in the world, the Japanese Spider Crab, who will be unveiled for the spring school holidays.
The CLAWS are coming! Like us at www.facebook.com/sydneyaquarium
Some Cool CLAWS Facts...
* Crabs and lobsters have teeth in their stomach.
* Crabs have three sets of jaws.
* Most crabs walk sideways because their leg joints have limited movement - their legs face to the side. Spider crabs are the exception and are able to walk forwards as well.
* After losing a claw, a crab can grow it back.
* The crab is one of the oldest species on earth. The horseshoe crab dates back over 200 million years and is a living fossil. The Japanese Spider Crab also belongs to the oldest crabs and can live for one hundred years or more.
* Crabs are crustaceans (Crustaceans are creatures that do not have a skeleton on the inside)
Posted by Joe Gale at 10:02 PM