When in between exoskeletons, blue crabs rely on an inner hydrostatic skeleton to move about.
Scientists have developed a natural, biodegradeable plastic from chitinous crustacean shells.
Shrilk—a mixture of silk and shrimp shells—is a game-changer for biodegradable plastics.
We found that lobsters and crayfish communicate by shooting streams of urine into each others' faces. Now, we look at urine signaling from the receiver's end.
It's strange, but true: lobsters and crayfish communicate by shooting streams of urine at each other. It sounds bad, but many animals produce this as language.
When whale carcasses fall to the sea floor, they become food for a vast and complex array of ocean creatures, a community called a whale fall.
Learn about the differences between soft-shelled and hard-shelled crabs on this Moment of Science.