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Previously unknown group behaviors lead to better housing for all.
The blue crab population has been declining in recent years under the assault of viruses, bacteria and man-made contaminants.
Sally Hall, a PhD student at the University of Southampton's School of Ocean and Earth Science (SOES) at the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton (NOCS) has formally described four new species of king crab, all from the deep sea.
Male Fiddler Crabs will quite happily protect a female neighbor, but do so partly in exchange for sex, according to a new study from The Australian National University.
A woman in Virginia says the blue crab she caught during a recent crabbing run on the James River was very rare as its blue coloring coated its entire body. The Newport News (Va.) Daily Press said Sunday that Sally Epps found the all-blue crab during a recent crabbing run near Virginia's Craney Island
Two thirds of all different species of freshwater crabs are at risk of becoming extinct, says a new survey.
Researchers from the University of Southampton have drawn together 200 years' worth of oceanographic knowledge to investigate the distribution of a notorious deep-sea giant - the king crab.
The Chesapeake Bay's female blue crab population doubled in the last year, say Maryland and Virginia officials working to halt steep declines in harvests. The increase was credited to catch restrictions aimed at preserving females so they can live to produce future generations, The Sun newspaper in Baltimore reported Saturday. Overall, the Bay's blue crab numbers increased from an estimated 280 million in 2007-2008 to more than 418 million in 2008-2009, with the number of baby crabs holding...
New research published by a Queen's University Belfast academic has shown that crabs not only suffer pain but that they retain a memory of it.
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.
Thomisidae is a family that holds around two thousand species of crab spiders that can be found throughout the world. Although the name crab spider has been used to refer to a large number of species, it is most often used to refer to members of this family, especially the flower crab spider. Many members of this family have flat bodies that resemble those of crabs and others hold their two front legs in positions that crabs are known for or move in sideways motions as crabs do. Although...
The crab-eating raccoon (Procyon cancrivorus) is native to South and Central America. Its range includes Trinidad and Tobago, Costa Rica, and extends to the northern areas of Uruguay and Argentina. It prefers a habitat with abundant water resources. Although the name implies that this raccoon’s diet consists of only crabs, it also consumes other crustaceans, like lobster, as well as fruits, amphibians, and turtle eggs. The crab-eating raccoon is similar in appearance to the common...
The Vernal Crab (Liocarcinus vernalis), is a small shallow-water crab found in the northeast Atlantic. It is commonly used as bait for Black Fish. Photo Copyright and Credit
The Great Spider Crab (Hyas araneus), is a species of crab found in Atlantic waters and the North Sea, usually below the tidal zone. It was reported around the Antarctic Peninsula in 2003. This was most likely due to transportation by human agency. Photo Copyright and Credit
The Halloween Crab (Gecarcinus quadratus or Gercarcinus ruricola), also known as the moon crab, should not be confused with the Halloween hermit crab. They dig burrows in rainforest habitat and are native to Central America. It lives in the forest at least some of its adult life. They have lungs that need to be moist all the time. If not, they could dry out and die. The Halloween crab is very territorial and will fight back if threatened. Photo Copyright and Credit
- The act of burning, scorching, or heating to dryness; the state or being thus heated or dried.
- In medicine, cauterization.