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Crustaceans are smarter than you think

Sean Anderson

Ever wondered how your lobster behaves before it reaches your dinner plate? Caribbean spiny lobsters take advantage of a unique sensory system to survive in the wild. Recently, the spiny lobster has been hit by a deadly virus that is threatening population size. How do healthy spiny lobsters avoid other individuals with the disease?

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 In contrast to my last post, this little #lobster is six months old, shown here with a standard house key for scale. I'm working on a study to see how juvenile lobsters grow under #oceanacidification conditions for my thesis. #gradschool #marinebiology #climatechange #oceanbitesorg  Beautiful blue #lobster hanging out in my lab. About five years old, this guy is blue because of his diet and was used as a study animal to help us understand the causes and possible treatments of lobster shell disease. #oceanbitesorg #marinebiology #fierce

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