When you hear about underwater pipelines, you probably don't think twice about them, right? I mean, why would you? But these pipelines are actually modern miracles of engineering and science. Because of the pressure that exists on the ocean floor, these pipes need to be specially designed to withstand it.
When a pipe is cut, an insane pressure differential is created -- and this can be really bad news for sea creatures. If they get too close to an opening, as this unsuspecting crab did, it usually doesn't end well.
Poor little fella. He never stood a chance.video-player-present
While it's certainly tragic, I guess we can chalk it up to the cost of progress.