Boxer Crab Fights off Pufferfish

Boxer Crab Fights off Pufferfish

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[Narrator] Beneath the waves,
amongst the corals …lives an extraordinary creature …a sporting super star. [punch noises] The boxer crab. In a world where almost everything
is big and dangerous a tiny crustacean needs a
fool-proof plan to stay alive. This pufferfish fancies his
chances of an easy meal. But our crab has a
secret weapon… The perfect pair of boxing gloves. A blistering left hook
makes this fish think again! [cheering] And that’s because those ‘gloves’
are in fact sea anemones. Tiny relatives of jellyfish,
they have a cocktail of powerful toxins in their tiny tendrils… Every time the crab lands a punch –
The anemone delivers a painful sting. The puffer fish won’t try
that again in a hurry.

34 thoughts on “Boxer Crab Fights off Pufferfish”

  1. Lol every time I think Pokémon was creative turns out there is a living counterpart they ripped from. Awesome crab either way.

  2. For more clips of animals taking on the world around them, check out the full episode https://to.pbs.org/2Gz8nPu

  3. Just amazing to see these creatures that people know so little about and what they do. Who would've thought of a crab that has sea anemones on it? Just an amazing world of discoveries we have

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