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David Hasselhoff gets crab nicknamed after him

January 5, 2012 12:00:00 AM PST
David Hasselhoff is getting a new species of crab nicknamed after him - all because of the actor's chest hair.

British scientists named a type of newly discovered Yeti crab after the "Baywatch" actor because the crabs, like Hasselhoff, have hairy chests.

Scientists discovered the crab living around volcanic vents in the ocean near Antarctica. They've been dubbed "The Hoff."

The species is still waiting to get a more scientific name.