This video segment from Between the Lions is a non-fiction live-action segment about what life would be like "if you were a spider crab." The segment goes through some shelled animals but then focuses on spider crabs. Spider crabs try hard to hide themselves. They live in seagrass on the edge of the ocean, squeezing among the rocks. They are masters of disguise; they stick things to the prickly hairs on their shell to keep them hidden. When spider crabs outgrow their shell, they grow another one. Spider crabs must continually hide from seagulls. This video segment provides a resource for Text Comprehension.
This media asset comes from the Between the Lions episode: "Are You a Snail? & Wonderful Worms."
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