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Hermit crabs, humans and crowded house markets

Barnes, David K.A.. 2002 Hermit crabs, humans and crowded house markets. Biologist, 49 (6). 270-274.

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Abstract/Summary

There is a complex and dynamic interrelationhip between hermit crabs, humans and the coastal environment. Hermit crab homes (shells) are often hard to come by, but humans are helping out by piling middens of shells and rubbish on beachers. Hermit crabs are useful to humans as fishing bait, pets and living wasted disposal systems, and so useful to other animals that they may even be hijacked.

Item Type: Publication - Article
Programmes: BAS Programmes > Antarctic Science in the Global Context (2000-2005) > Life at the Edge - Stresses and Thresholds
ISSN: 0006-3347
NORA Subject Terms: Marine Sciences
Biology and Microbiology
Zoology
Ecology and Environment
Date made live: 07 Sep 2011 13:52
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/13119

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