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Plastic Refuse Found On River Thames Is Bad News For Wildlife
2014-01-02 11:12:15

Gerard LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists at Royal Holloway, University of London and the Natural History Museum have discovered thousands of submerged pieces of plastic along the river bed of the upper Thames Estuary. More than 8,000 pieces of plastic were collected by scientists while using nets to capture Chinese mitten crabs. The recovered plastic proves there is an unseen stream of toxic rubbish that could pose a real threat to not only the wildlife and...

2011-09-27 09:37:17

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. Scientists from the University of Georgia, University of New Hampshire, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center and University of Vermont studied populations of European green crab, Carcinus maenas. The species was introduced to the East Coast of North...

2007-07-19 15:10:00

By JOHN RICHARDSON Staff Writer Mainers are being asked to keep an eye out for a strange crab that has furry claws and can live in both fresh and salt water. The Chinese mitten crab appears to be spreading up the East Coast, and so is its reputation for displacing native animals, fouling fishing nets and destabilizing riverbanks. Scientists think the crabs may be breeding in Chesapeake and Delaware bays. In May, Chinese mitten crabs were found in the waters near New York's Tappan Zee...


Latest Chinese mitten crab Reference Libraries

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2008-05-02 01:30:13

The Chinese Mitten Crab (Eriocheir sinensis), also known as the Big Binding Crab and Shanghai Hairy Crab, is a medium-sized burrowing crab and native in the coastal estuaries of eastern Asia from Korea in the north to the Fujian province of China in the south. This crab migrates to the coastal waters of Europe and North-America. This species' distinguishing features are the dense patches of dark hair on its claws. The crab's body is the size of a human palm. The carapace width is 1.25 to...

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endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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