Hermit crabs may offer insights into wealth inequality

Hermit crabs choose their shells and can ditch old ones for new, better ones. Check out this video to learn what they can show us about wealth inequality.

Gregory Filiano-Stony Brook | Jan. 3, 2020 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: featured society-and-culture crabs economics

Watch: Chimpanzees fish for tiny crabs to eat

Although chimpanzees mostly stick to a vegetarian diet, those in the rainforest also catch and eat crabs.

Beat Müller-U. Zurich | May 29, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology chimpanzees crabs evolution fishing food predators

‘Unusual and cute’ new species could redefine the crab

A new species, whose name translates to "beautiful perplexing chimera," is forcing scientists to re-think what they know about crabs.

Jim Shelton-Yale | April 25, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology crabs new-species oceans

Blue crabs face dire threat thanks to climate change

Low oxygen levels and low pH conditions are upping mortality for blue crab larvae, and climate change will only make the situation worse.

Gregory Filiano-Stony Brook | Dec. 11, 2018 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment climate-change conservation crabs water

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