Mutant Messages from Down Under(water)

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Divers have discovered a new crustacean in the South Pacific that resembles a lobster and is covered with what looks like silky, blond fur, French researchers said Tuesday.

Scientists said the animal, which they named Kiwa hirsuta, was so distinct from other species that they created a new family and genus for it.

It’s also blind.

…and so weird I barely know what to add. “Offspring of Farrah Fawcett and the Surf & Turf platter” seems so weak.

UPDATE: According to the BBC, it has been dubbed the “Yeti Crab”.

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