22 Jun 2022

'Fluffy' crab discovered in Western Australia

From Morning Report, 8:55 am on 22 June 2022

A very hairy crab that wears a sponge as a hat has been discovered off the coast of Western Australia.

The new species, Lamarckdromia beagle has been named after Charles Darwin's ship.

Marine biologist Colin McLay and a colleague were the first to identify the crab as a new species.