biologists and NASA scientists believe a lobster-like creature discovered in the
South Pacific may not be
from this planet.
Kiwa hirsuta is so distinct from other species that
scientists are beginning to believe the only explanation is this creature is an alien-life form.
A US-led team found the alienomic animal last week and there is a
growing concern that this being may be a threat to our ecosystem
and humans directly.
The "Yeti Crab", as it has been dubbed, does not seem to have a
genetic code that scientists can interpret or decipher. "Upon
examination of the cells we see no evidence of any DNA molecules."
according to Dr. Andrew Margolis of the British Science Institute.
In what he has described as a "surprising characteristic", the
animal's pincers are covered with sinuous, hair-like strands. It was
rumored that Dr. John Bertlesman of NASA was driven into violent
convulsions when he tried to extract one of the hairs. Scientists believe this may be a defense mechanism for the
Dr. Margolis told the BBC News website that
last week the creature also emitted what was described as a "stench
similar to burning plastic" and this smell rendered two scientists
with amnesia. Both are under examination.
disturbing scientists is apparently the creature does not seem to
possess a mouth nor excretory system. It has an airtight existence
completely within its own shell.
K. hirsuta is part of a diverse ecology
that exists around Pacific
Dr. Margolis and his team have
been unable to penetrate the creature's exoskeleton. Drills, saws,
and lasers have been attempted. An X-Ray of the creature provided no
information because of the apparent density.
The creature has been
placed in a isolation chamber for observation.
Creature Growing at an Alarming Rate
Paul Clark of the department of zoology at the Natural History
Museum said the crab-creature has been doubling in size each week-
although it does not appear to be eating anything.
this rate the crab will be as large as a small building within a few
months. If it does not stop growing we will have serious problems.
Especially since we are not even sure how we would kill it if we
needed to." Mr Clark
told the BBC News website.
The dive discovered the animals at a location
south of Easter Island
Researchers have found other small crustaceans in the area where
this one was found and they seem to be multiplying at an alarming
Dr. Todd Oddman from the Lobster Institute, who found the crustacean
and doctored this article, said that while legions of new
ocean species are discovered each year, it is rare to find something
that is a source for serious concern for the future of the planet