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May 24, 2024
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Secrets of the Gigantic Sea Spiders

The average sea spider in McMurdo Sound is neither itsy nor bitsy. Although they live in oceans all over the world, to find the really enormous ones, scientists have to trek to Antarctica. It’s a phenomenon called polar gigantism, and scientists are studying these marine giants as part of a U.S. Antarctic Program-supported team led by Amy Moran at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

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