Title Warming oceans could kill ‘Hoff,’ the David Hasselhoff crab Degree of recognition International Media name/outlet LA Times Media type Web Country/Territory United States Date 20/06/13 Description The hairy-chested Yeti crab, which survives in an environment of no light, little oxygen, extreme temperatures and tremendous pressure, may not be able to survive a warming ocean, scientists say. Producer/Author DEBORAH NETBURN URL https://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-yeti-crab-hairy-chested-hasselhoff-20130620-story.html#:~:text=The%20hairy%2Dchested%20Yeti%20crab,a%20warming%20ocean%2C%20scientists%20say. Persons Nicolai Roterman Title How did the chesthairfarming Hoff crab evolve? Scientists solve mystery. Degree of recognition International Media name/outlet Christian Science Monitor Media type Web Country/Territory United States Date 19/06/13 Description Named for the hairy-chested actor David Hasselhoff, the Hoff crab is now thought to have originated in the Pacific Ocean. Today it is threatened by global warming, say scientists. URL www.csmonitor.com/Science/2013/0619/How-did-the-chest-hair-farming-Hoff-crab-evolve-Scientists-solve-mystery Persons Nicolai Roterman Title 'Hoff' yeti crab hitched ride on ocean superhighway Degree of recognition International Media name/outlet BBC Media type Web Country/Territory United Kingdom Date 19/06/13 Description A hairy crab named after David Hasselhoff hitched a ride on an ocean "super-highway" to cross from the Pacific to the Atlantic millions of years ago.
The crabs reproduce by releasing many larvae into the water so that a handful reach other vents and colonise them.
But it is thought that they survive for only a short time in open waters; so a strong west-to-east current around Antarctica may have aided their spread.
Producer/Author Paul Rincon URL www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-22952728 Persons Nicolai Roterman Title How the Hairy-Chested 'Hoff' Crab Evolved Degree of recognition International Media name/outlet Live Science Media type Web Country/Territory United States Date 18/06/13 Description Yeti crabs don't comb their hair to look good — they do it because they're hungry.
These bizarre deep-sea animals grow their food in their own hair, trapping bacteria and letting it flourish there before "combing" it out and slurping it up. The crabs are found near cold seeps and hydrothermal vents, places where mineral-rich water spews out of the seafloor.
URL www.livescience.com/37532-yeti-crab-evolution.html Persons Nicolai Roterman