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fiddler crab
2014-11-25 03:00:09

David Johnson was standing in a salt marsh on the northern Massachusetts coast when he saw a fiddler crab, Uca pugnax, nearly 50 miles north of its supposed natural range. The migration north of this charismatic crab with the big, waving claw may be yet another sign of climate change.

Fiddler Crab Claws: Good For Bling But Bad For Bang
2013-07-17 07:24:03

New research from Gonzaga University and the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute reveals male fiddler crabs walk an evolutionary fine line between bling and bang.

How Crabs Avoid Getting Eaten
2011-11-26 05:08:41

Despite their simple compound eyes crabs have evolved a smart way to tell the difference between friend and foe, new scientific research has revealed.

2011-05-17 13:18:00

CINCINNATI, May 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- UCA Holdings, Inc., the parent company of the TECT family of businesses, announced that Chairman and CEO Kenneth Glass received the University of Cincinnati's College of Engineering & Applied Science Lifetime Achievement Award.

2011-04-26 14:33:00

ASHEVILLE, N.C., April 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- UCA Holdings, Inc., the parent company of the TECT family of businesses, has named Roderic Hoover and David Nolletti to its board of directors. "The appointments of Roderic Hoover and David Nolletti to the UCA Holdings board of directors further demonstrates our commitment to management and governance excellence though industry expertise," said UCA Holdings Chairman and CEO Ken Glass.

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2011-04-18 11:49:56

Fiddler crabs would all end up as dinner for seagulls were it not for their sophisticated threat detection system, vision scientists have found.

2009-11-18 09:06:00

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Fortify Infrastructure Services, (Fortify) a leading provider of IT services, announced its acquisition of New Jersey-based UCA Services, Inc., (UCA), a Managed Services provider offering Data Center and System Management Services.

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2009-11-05 06:50:00

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.

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2005-08-03 15:20:00

California fiddler crabs may be among the world’s pickiest animal when it comes to selecting a mate.


Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.