Thursday, December 18, 2008

Dungeness Crab vs. Leather Star

After feeding all of the animals during Home Crew yesterday, I observed this rather feisty Dungeness Crab lifting up a Leather Star to get to the clams that had just been fed to the star. Another crab and a flatfish also came over to see what the Dungeness was up to. Check out these videos to see how it all played out!


  1. Fascinating stuff! Almost like being on the bottom of the sea. Thank you for posting this.

  2. Lisa,
    I forwarded this blog to my son who is a biology prof. at Gettysburg College. Thought you might find his reply of interest - "This is fun stuff. I may use it in my class next semester, non-majors biology---to illustrate competition in nature, and the adaptions that organisms havew evolvedto help them compete".

    Keep on bloggin!

    Gordon James

  3. Hi Gordon,

    I'm glad to hear that the videos might be useful to your son! We're going to try to make more videos of the animals, and will definitely put them up on the blog when we have them. Thanks for reading!

    Take care,


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