Thousands Of Crabs Molting At Once Is Disturbing AF [WATCH]

I don't really like seafood, but crab is safe, as far as I'm concerned. Crab meat is delicious. Send all the hate mail, sarcasm and Twitter shade you want. There's nothing that can sway me. In fact, I like all meat in ocean crustaceans.

However, you may disagree with me after watching this video. Watching hundreds of thousands of crabs gather to molt — yes, crabs molt — is probably the creepiest thing I've seen. And when the waters cool in Phillip Bay, Australia, crabs come to shed their old shells — exoskeleton — and chill.


Who knew crabs went through a molting process? In fact, according to the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration, a King Crab can molt up to 20 times during its lifetime, and that's specifically how they grow.

Here's a timelapsed-GIF to show exactly what happens when a crab grows out of its exoskeleton. This is by far the creepiest thing I've ever seen a crab do, and just imagine an ocean floor full of crabs doing it at the same damn time. No thanks.