Crabs are chomping salt marshes down to Florida

New research describes how climate change leads to voracious crabs becoming troublesome keystone species in more and more salt marshes.

Kevin Stacey-Brown • futurity
July 16, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: climate-change ecosystems earth-and-environment crabs salt-marshes

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 • futurity
Jan. 3, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: economics featured society-and-culture crabs

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 • futurity
May 29, 2019 ~3 min

Tags: evolution food chimpanzees fishing science-and-technology crabs 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 • futurity
April 25, 2019 ~4 min

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

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 • futurity
Dec. 11, 2018 ~3 min

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

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