Monday, April 30, 2012

New Purple Crab Species Discovered

This has got to be one of the coolest looking animals we've seen in awhile! A new species of purple crab was found recently in the Philippines, near the island of Palawan. The purple crab is a freshwater animal and is endemic to Palawan, meaning it is found only in that location.

Unfortunately, this species is endangered. There are several mining projects taking place on Palawan that could threaten to damage or destroy the crabs' habitats. The purple crab has a higher chance of extinction because it is endemic to the island and has only adapted to its unique environment. 

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