Video shows football-sized crustaceans devouring alligator on ocean floor
Scientists placed a dead alligator on the floor of the Gulf of Mexico in February to study the effect on ocean food chains. The video was posted to YouTube by Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium on April 3 and has been viewed more than 230,000 as of Wednesday. Researchers wondered if some species that would eat modern-day alligators "may be new to science and their ancestors may have eaten ancient reptiles," according to a description on the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium website.