Friday, May 11, 2007

Marine spider: Sea specialist

Three NAKED facts

NF#1: The marine spider can really live in the sea! At high tide, it waits in air pockets among the submerged rocks or coral rubble. At low tide, it comes out to hunt! This one has caught a little shrimp!NF#2: The spider can 'walk' on water! Its furry feet repels water. But it doesn't really move very well over water, preferring to forage on dry ground.

NF#3: Threatened spider: The marine spider is listed among the threatened animals of Singapore due to habitat loss.

Hints for Naked Hermit Crabs
These small spiders (1.5-2cm) are quite common. They are more active near dawn or dusk. Look for unusual movement among the rubble.

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