Scientists Film Crab Vs Eels Tug-of-War Over Dinner

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Office of Ocean Exploration and Research released footage on October 22 showing a red crab taking on two eels who were trying to steal his meal.

A description accompanying the footage on Facebook said it was taken on September 3 from NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer, on an expedition called “Deep Connections 2019: Exploring Atlantic Canyons and Seamounts of the United States and Canada.”

The expedition was launched from August 6 to September 15 to “collect critical baseline information about unknown and poorly understood deepwater areas” in the US and Canada.

“When you don’t want to share your breakfast…” the post accompanying this footage read, “Food is scarce in the deep ocean, so competition within the food web can be fierce!” Credit: NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research via Storyful