• Posted on: Mon, 06/13/2016 - 05:56
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Reduced pH sea water disrupts chemo-responsive behaviour in an intertidal crustacean
de la Haye, K. L.

Ocean acidification conditions interfered with the chemoreception, or "smelling", that hermit crabs use to find shells and prey. The hermit crabs moved less, had lower flicking rates of their antennae (a ‘sniffing’ behavior in decapods), and were less successful in locating the odor source. (Laboratory study)

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