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Millions of Unidentified Mysterious Purple Creatures Wash Ashore in Hawaii

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posted on Jul, 19 2012 @ 09:14 PM
18 July 2012

A mass invasion of O’ahu’s south shores by millions of tiny purple creatures has biologists and beach goers scratching their heads.. and watching where they step.

Last weekend, an onslaught of mysterious little monsters began washing up on some Hawaiian beaches, and the mysterious pea-sized creatures couldn’t readily be identified by biologists.

“The lifeguard called and asked what these things were because she had reports of surfers were actually have these things crawl up on their boards and onto them,”Norton Chan, a Waikiki Aquarium Biologist, told KHON2 News.

While the efforts to figure out just what the little guys are have so far proved fruitless, Chan believes they may be related to a the local avatar crab, just in a size that people are not used to seeing, such as a larval stage. He and other biologists from the area have been roaming the shores of O’ahu trying to preserve as many of the creatures as possible in an effort to see exactly what they grow into. So far, they don’t even have a way to tell how big they’re even going to get.

“There’s a lot of things we don’t know about the ocean so any opportunity like this is a great learning experience,” Chan said.

At least by the time they’ve turned into gigantic, nuclear-induced Godzilla monsters, we should have had enough time to figure out how to kill them.


posted on Jul, 19 2012 @ 09:19 PM
reply to post by Picollo30

They look like little crabs. Is someone holding that thing in their hand?

I found another link, local news outlet with a video,

and yes, that crab is being held

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posted on Jul, 19 2012 @ 09:29 PM
but is it an unidentified species of crab if that's what it is?

seems scientists aren't sure if its a crab or something totally different.

the beauty in this is that new species of fauna are showing up everyday to makes us realize that we dont know the planet (specially the oceans) so well as we would like to think.
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posted on Jul, 19 2012 @ 09:37 PM

posted on Jul, 19 2012 @ 09:48 PM
geesh, already thinking the worst and ready to kill them. If there attacking the surfers I can understand, but they aren't attacking them and I would just leave them alone.

posted on Jul, 19 2012 @ 09:59 PM
reply to post by Picollo30

Ooooh, teeney weeney little crabs! How interesting (and cool) that they haven't seen them before. I wonder how big they will grow?

posted on Jul, 19 2012 @ 10:00 PM
posted yesterday they are crabs
apparentley they came from the northern pacific
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