Thursday, 19 June 2014

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

June 18, 2014

Northeastern University

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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