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The tiny plastic particles polluting our seas are not only orally ingested by marine creatures, but also enter their systems through their gills, according to a new study led by the University of Exeter.
In the marsh system around Cape Cod researchers have found that an invasive species of crab is helping to restore balance to a distressed ecosystem.
A new study published in the journal Biology Letters found that the sounds of ship noise ramp up crab metabolism, potentially resulting in lower yields for commercial crabbers.
Most cultures value the humane treatment and slaughter of their livestock, and now those same standards should be applied to their seafood, according to a new behavioral study published in the Journal of Experimental Biology.
Researchers have found that a species invasion that starts at the upstream edge of its range may have a major advantage over downstream competitors, at least in environments with a strong prevailing direction of water or wind currents.
In 1988, a mysterious invader washed upon the New Jersey shore - the Asian shore crab - which likely arrived in ballast from commercial ships and found its new home to be quite agreeable.
A study of oyster reefs in a once-pristine California coastal estuary found them devastated by invasive Atlantic Coast crabs and snails, providing new evidence of the consequences when human activities move species beyond their natural borders.
Next time you have an unlucky encounter with a crab's pinchers, consider that the claw tips may be reinforced with bromine-rich biomaterial 1.5 times harder than acrylic glass and extremely fracture resistant, says a University of Oregon scientist.
By Lucas van Grinsven AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Blue-collar workers in Europe and the United States who feel threatened by Asian rivals should spare a thought for local birds, crabs and oysters, also facing competition from more efficient eastern species.
Blue-collar workers in Europe and the United States who feel threatened by Asian rivals should spare a thought for local birds, crabs and oysters, also facing competition from more efficient eastern species.
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