Spider Crabs V North Pacific Starfish


North Pacific Starfish(Asterias amurensis) is an invasive species found in Port Phillip Bay. Its a very active predator eating almost any animal it can climb on to. Aggregating Spider Crabs during their Moulting stage would be in danger of being eaten by these starfish if they were found in the same area. Fortunately thats not a regular occurrence but the scenes shown here shows it can happen. A first impression is scary but if you look carefully you will notice that most of the action is towards the old crab carapaces. Finding the main Spider Crab aggregation intact and constantly moving ahead of the Starfish was a real delight.
All u/w footage is copy right Pang Quong

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Spider Crabs V North Pacific Starfish
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Spider Crabs V North Pacific Starfish
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North Pacific Starfish(Asterias amurensis) is an invasive species found in Port Phillip Bay. Its a very active predator eating almost any animal it can climb on to. Aggregating Spider Crabs during their Moulting stage would be in danger of being eaten by these starfish if they were found in the same area. Fortunately thats not a regular occurrence but the scenes shown here shows it can happen. A first impression is scary but if you look carefully you will notice that most of the action is towards the old crab carapaces. Finding the main Spider Crab aggregation intact and constantly moving ahead of the Starfish was a real delight. All u/w footage is copy right Pang Quong

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6 thoughts on “Spider Crabs V North Pacific Starfish
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    War

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    The Nature of Science

    Fabulous footage as always Pang 🙂

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    Hi Andrew Newton suggested your name. I’m trying to find underwater cameraman for upcoming Melb Ch10 shoot (spider crabs!) If you are interested please contact me (Peter) on 0425727596, thanks.

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    Mr crab vs patrick

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    Looks like an aftermath of a games of thrones war scenes

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    this looks like the zombie sea star invasion!!

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