What if we can find the so-called Yeti monster in the ocean? Don’t fret because our friend today doesn’t possess a monstrous personality. So without further ado, let’s get acquainted with the Yeti Crab, Klaus, in real life!
With his hairy arms and white-colored body, Klaus is considered a Yeti Crab. We can’t deny his similarity with the appearance of the mythical Yeti monster. Without a doubt, the Octonauts did an excellent job in making Klaus’ appearance similar to a real-life Yeti Crab.
Did you know that their hairy arms are essential for their survival? According to the Fact Animal website, the Yeti Crabs use their arms for farming their food. The food they farm is the bacterias that live in their arms. So these crabs are known to wave their arms for oxygen flow, letting the bacteria thrive.
Well, now we know why Klaus was said to bear a foul smell.
In the series, we have witnessed how Klaus accidentally damaged the Octonaut’s Gup-X, thinking it was a rock. It’s because Yeti Crabs don’t have well-developed eyes; thus, they are considered blind. However, their hair-like structure on their arms, called Setae, is believed to act as a sensor that assists these blind creatures.
Additionally, it is revealed that Klaus lives in the midnight zones near the hydrothermal vents. From what we have read from the Ocean Conservatory website, the Yeti Crabs indeed inhabit near the Pacific-Antarctic ridge, south of Easter Island, along with the hydrothermal vents.
Their stocky and compact bodies are designed to adapt to a more challenging life in their environment. Since their habitats are near the hydrothermal vents, they cannot come near them, or they’ll burn. But if they stray away from it, they will die of hypothermia. So to survive, we have read from National Geographic that the crabs congregate and cling to each other.
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