Monday, January 14, 2008

Horde of ruthless crustaceans destroying Japanese island

Japan seems to attract bizarre circumstances.

Crustacean "Swarm" Destroying Small Hiroshima Island

Millions of tiny crustaceans are causing a small island in southern Japan to disappear at an alarming rate, according to a local expert.

The animals, tiny relatives of crabs and shrimp that are known in the region as nanatsuba-kotsubumushi, are boring into the uninhabited island of Hoboro.

Japanese bloggers have apparently known about this for a few months, an a few appear to have gone and checked it out.

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