New species of marine spider emerges at low tide to remind scientists of Bob Marley

Jan 12, 2018 at 08:51

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It was 2am on the 11th of January 2009 when the sea along the coastline of Australia's "Sunshine State" of Queensland receded to such an extent that it exposed a population of water-adapted spiders. The observant researchers who would later describe these spiders as a species new to science, were quick to associate their emergence with reggae legend Bob Marley and his song "High Tide or Low Tide".