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Posts tagged crustaceans

September 9, 2015

 

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Amazing Crabs        

When in between exoskeletons, blue crabs rely on an inner hydrostatic skeleton to move about.

July 22, 2015

 

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Chitosan: the New Plastic?   

Scientists have developed a natural, biodegradeable plastic from chitinous crustacean shells.

September 29, 2014

 

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Plastic From Shrimp

Shrilk—a mixture of silk and shrimp shells—is a game-changer for biodegradable plastics.

November 5, 2008

 

Urine Signalling, Part 2

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.

November 4, 2008

 

Urine Signalling, Part 1

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.

February 7, 2006

 

Whale Fall

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.

November 13, 2003

 

Amazing Crabs

Learn about the differences between soft-shelled and hard-shelled crabs on this Moment of Science.

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