Hairy-Chested Yeti Crabs Dubbed ‘Hoff Crabs’ After Baywatch Star


He starred in Baywatch, cut a number of chart-topping singles in Austria and Germany, and even showed off his twinkle toes on Dancing with the Stars – albeit for just one episode. But this might be David Hasselhoff’s  most fame-worthy moment to date: scientists have nicknamed a new species  of crab after him.
When researchers uncovered a trove of new creatures while exploring  deep-sea vents in the Southern Ocean near Antarctica, they struggled  with attaching monikers to the never-before-seen species. Until their  scientific names are spelled out, the research team left it to their  sense of humor. So the glistening yeti crabs with hairy chests were  dubbed “Hoff crabs”, paying homage to the Baywatch star of the same attributes.



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Hairy-Chested Yeti Crabs Dubbed ‘Hoff Crabs’ After Baywatch Star

He starred in Baywatch, cut a number of chart-topping singles in Austria and Germany, and even showed off his twinkle toes on Dancing with the Stars – albeit for just one episode. But this might be David Hasselhoff’s most fame-worthy moment to date: scientists have nicknamed a new species of crab after him.

When researchers uncovered a trove of new creatures while exploring deep-sea vents in the Southern Ocean near Antarctica, they struggled with attaching monikers to the never-before-seen species. Until their scientific names are spelled out, the research team left it to their sense of humor. So the glistening yeti crabs with hairy chests were dubbed “Hoff crabs”, paying homage to the Baywatch star of the same attributes.


Read more: http://newsfeed.time.com/2012/01/08/hairy-chested-yeti-crabs-dubbed-hoff-crabs-after-baywatch-star/#ixzz1j0XbkfBL
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