Thursday, 19 June 2014

The noisy world of mud crabs: Predatory fish sounds can alter crab behavior

Date:
June 18, 2014

Source:
Northeastern University

Summary:
Marine crabs are capable of hearing, researchers show for the first time, and their auditory ability plays an important role in their response to fish predators. In a new paper, they show that sound plays at least as much of a role in mud crabs' reaction to fish behavior as other widely studied cues -- and possibly more.


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