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Hermit Crabs Show Properties Similar to an Ancient Sea Creature

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Hermit Crabs Show Properties Similar To An Ancient Sea Creature

Hermit crabs are known for their defenses against other their predators. Various researches have found that the structural framework of Hermit Crabs is similar to a creature named ‘Pencil Worms,’ which existed hundreds of years ago in the sea.

According to CNN, “In the depths of ancient seas more than 500 billion years ago phallic-shaped creatures known as penis worms commandeered empty cells to protect themselves from a predator; the earliest evidence of behavior best known today in hermit crabs.”

Professors Were Surprised with the Findings

The similarity between these creatures was discovered by studying the traces of death remains under the oceans of Yunan Province. The shells possessed by the pencil worms were preserved under fossils which helped researchers learn the tissue in detail.

According to a University of Durham professor in paleontology, “the worms are always sitting snugly within this same position and orientation.” The behavior in hermits has developed recently.

Though it is challenging for the researchers and the professors to find out the pattern of behavior from the fossil, they managed to do so by analyzing that the worms did not use their shells for shelter.

Empty Shells Were Used for Protection

The researchers believe that worms used to reside between the upper and lower layers of the shell. The researchers said that it was difficult to find out conclusive evidence to base their findings on.

They found the worms in empty shells that accommodated them perfectly. Different common trends were observed in the study done by researchers.

After the detailed analysis of the shelter patterns of the worms, the researchers concluded that the empty shells were a hideout for the worms to protect themselves from predators.

The studies also prove that the predators of that era were much dangerous. The characteristics of taking shelter in shells, which are now found in hermit crabs, result from evolution. Apart from hermit crabs, this attribute is found in different species in modern times.

 

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On the Caspian shore of Russia, thousands of dead seals have washed up

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Russian authorities inspected the coastline.

Officials announced on Sunday that over 2,500 dead seals had been discovered near the Caspian Sea coast of Russia.

Authorities in the Russian province of Dagestan stated that the cause of the shocking mass deaths was unknown and that they believed it was probably due to natural causes.

The number of dead seals discovered off the coast on Saturday initially appeared to be 700, but later rose to 2,500, according to the Russian Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment.

The Caspian Environmental Protection Center’s Zaur Gapizov stated in a statement that the seals had probably been dead for a few weeks. He claimed that there was no evidence that they had been killed or caught in fishing nets.

The dead seals were thought to have perished due to natural causes.

According to a statement posted on the Telegram messaging app by the Dagestan natural resources ministry, samples taken from the seals’ internal organs did not contain any traces of pollution.

A North Caucasus fisheries official was quoted by the business newspaper Kommersant as suggesting that the seals may have perished due to protracted storms, although the news website Fontanka.ru suggested that the mass deaths may have been brought on by a natural gas leak from the sea’s abundant resources.

The Dagestan ministry stated after this incident that there was still a stable number of Caspian seals in the region, “ranging from 270,000 to 300,000.”

According to RIA, the seals are at the top of the food chain and have no natural enemies as adults. They can grow to a length of more than 1.6 metres (5.2 feet) and a weight of up to 100 kilogrammes (200 pounds).

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At the Union Square subway station, a man was robbed and cut in the face

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Police reported that a guy was cut on a Queens subway platform early on Sunday and was taken to the hospital.

Around 6 a.m., the attacker cut the victim with a sharp object as he was standing on a platform for the northbound F train at the Kew Gardens/Union Turnpike station, according to police.

Following the suspect onto the station, the victim argued with the suspect while he was attempting to retrieve his bag.

The defendant allegedly then produced a knife, cut the victim in the face, and fled.

The victim’s minor cut was treated.

The suspect managed to get away with the bag, which had a pair of boots and several equipment for building valued a combined total of approximately $420.

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man who killed 70 years old Massachusetts couple over a barking dog was found in Florida.

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man who killed 70 years old Massachusetts couple over a barking dog was found in Florida.

Police stated that they had apprehended the fugitive suspected of fatally murdering an elderly Massachusetts couple during a dispute about a noisy dog in Florida.

The Plymouth County District Attorney’s Office reported that Christopher Keeley, 27, was apprehended Thursday at 8:20 p.m. in Miami Beach, approximately 1,500 miles from the Marshfield home where he is accused of beating Carl and Vicki Mattson, both 70, to death.

The couple and Keeley allegedly got into a fight about a barking dog, according to the police.

According to court documents obtained by CBS, the alleged brute had been staying in the Mattson’s Gotham Hill Drive house as a courtesy to a family member but had just been ordered to leave.

According to Keeley’s arrest on a warrant as an out-of-state fugitive, Miami-Dade County jail records show this. It was unclear at first if Keeley had hired a lawyer.

 

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Questions were not immediately answered by representatives of the Massachusetts State Police and the Miami-Dade Police Department. It was impossible to speak with a district attorney’s office representative for Plymouth County right away.

A dog that had been reported missing earlier was also discovered dead inside the home, according to the DA. It’s unclear to whom the dog belonged or how it passed away.

This would not be the first time Keeley had turned to murder after a dispute.

In a dispute over a phone charger when he was 18 years old, Keeley broke his grandmother’s vehicle window, according to The Patriot Ledger. He was accused of intentionally causing damage to a vehicle.

man who killed 70 years old Massachusetts couple over a barking dog was found in Florida

 

According to Keeley, he attacked the couple after a dispute about a barking dog.

At least two further significant run-ins with the law involved Keeley. According to the publication, he was detained in 2016 at the age of 21 for organising and carrying out a group beating of a man with autism before snatching his cellphone and wallet. According to reports, a court in Massachusetts deemed Keeley “to be dangerous,” and he was subsequently given an 18-month prison term.

Keeley was recently charged with narcotics possession after it was claimed that he was found driving about with marijuana and Xanax. According to court documents obtained by The Ledger, he was charged with drug offences.

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