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Antarctic Crabs May Be Native, Evidence Suggests

July 4, 2013 — A new study has cast doubt on the claim that crabs may have disappeared from Antarctica only to return due to warming sea’s. The theory surfaced two years ago following the discovery of a major colony of King crabs (Lithodidae) in the Palmer Deep, a basin in the continental shelf off the Antarctic Peninsula. It was thought the species may have left the continent between 40 and 15 million years ago and was returning as seawater temperatures rose. [email protected]