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Shore Crab: observation of egg ventilation

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Published on Oct 16, 2017

This video has been recorded during a scientific experiment to investigate the frequency of egg ventilation in shore crabs (Carcinus maenas).
Details on the scientific insights can be found here: TheConversationUK (http://bit.ly/297P7Ha) and in Global Change Biology (http://bit.ly/297S8ps).

The female, egg-bearing crab was placed in a plastic bowl with natural sea water and only observed (not harmed) during the experiment. It was returned to the wild afterwards.

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