New species of purple crab discovered

Found an article on the internet from a few months ago that a new species of purple crab was discovered in the Philippine island of Palawan.

This is big news but a small crab. According to the article, t’s only about an inch or two wide.

Hendrik Freitag of the Senckenberg Museum of Zoology in Dresden, Germany was quoted as saying, “The purple crabs likely have several natural predators, including some humans in remote areas. But he said the greatest threat to the species is ongoing forest clearing for farming, mining and home building.”

How horrible!  What’ll we do about the grape injustice?

Forget saving the whales.  Let’s save the purple crabs!  Who’s with me?

Have a GRAPE Day!