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New species of lobster discovered off the coast of South Africa is named after Nelson Mandela
The Daily Mail ^ | January 10, 2014 | Sarah Griffiths

Posted on 01/10/2014 1:39:30 PM PST by EveningStar

A new species of crustacean has been named in honour of Nelson Mandela.

The squat lobster is related to hermit crabs and now has the Latin name Munidopsis mandelai in honour of the South African revolutionary.

The sea creature was discovered in a relatively unexplored area of the Southwest Indian Ocean Ridge, off the coast of South Africa, in 2011.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: biology; lobster; mandela; munidopsismandelai; nelsonmandela; science; southafrica; whitelobster; zoology
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It's white. :)

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1 posted on 01/10/2014 1:39:30 PM PST by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

True, but it is a bottom feeder.


2 posted on 01/10/2014 1:41:07 PM PST by MNDude
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To: EveningStar

You cook it by burning a tire around its head.


3 posted on 01/10/2014 1:41:19 PM PST by Rebel_Ace (Tags?!? Tags?!? We don' neeeed no stinkin' Tags!)
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To: Rebel_Ace

Do they turn red?


4 posted on 01/10/2014 1:42:58 PM PST by Bernard Marx
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To: EveningStar

Mrs. O is ticked. Shoulda been called Munidopsis michellei.


5 posted on 01/10/2014 1:43:21 PM PST by informavoracious (Root for Obamacare and healthcare.gov failure!)
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To: Rebel_Ace

Good grief....bwahaha!!!! LOL


6 posted on 01/10/2014 1:45:25 PM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11) Hey, Harry Reid.. 1-800-318-2596!)
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To: EveningStar

Are they only sold at Red Lobster?


7 posted on 01/10/2014 1:49:15 PM PST by certrtwngnut (')
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To: EveningStar

There’s a District 9 joke hiding in there.


8 posted on 01/10/2014 1:50:27 PM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: MNDude

Does it taste like burnt rubber?


9 posted on 01/10/2014 1:51:33 PM PST by B4Ranch (Name your illness, do a Google & YouTube search with "hydrogen peroxide". Do it and be surprised.)
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To: EveningStar

LOLMAO! I was drinking water when I read that. It wipes off easier than OJ or fruit juice.


10 posted on 01/10/2014 1:53:17 PM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: Slings and Arrows; martin_fierro

ping


11 posted on 01/10/2014 1:53:17 PM PST by EveningStar
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12 posted on 01/10/2014 1:54:58 PM PST by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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I took a squat, Squat Lobster!

sorry, could NOT resist... :)

13 posted on 01/10/2014 1:57:50 PM PST by SparkyBass
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The squat lobster is related to hermit crabs

Which means it takes over other lobster's territories. How appropriate.

14 posted on 01/10/2014 1:57:54 PM PST by Slyfox (We want our pre-existing HEALTH INSURANCE back!)
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To: EveningStar
The squat lobster is related to hermit crabs

Which means it takes over other lobster's territories. How appropriate.

15 posted on 01/10/2014 1:58:56 PM PST by Slyfox (We want our pre-existing HEALTH INSURANCE back!)
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To: Rebel_Ace

I’m still laughing at your comment. You beat me to it.

The first comment on the thread was, “It’s white.”

Mine was going to be,

“Oh, in that case put a tire around it and light it on fire.”


16 posted on 01/10/2014 2:01:10 PM PST by RinaseaofDs
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17 posted on 01/10/2014 2:01:10 PM PST by Iron Munro (Orwell: There are some ideas so absurd that only an intellectual could believe them.)
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To: EveningStar

Is a half of one a half Nelson?


18 posted on 01/10/2014 2:07:10 PM PST by count-your-change (you don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough)
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To: MNDude

You cook them in a burning tire.


19 posted on 01/10/2014 2:21:38 PM PST by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: EveningStar

A white creature?


20 posted on 01/10/2014 2:22:03 PM PST by Gamecock (Celebrating 20,000 posts of dubious quality.)
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