Friday, November 5, 2010

Eaten to death: salt marshes in Cape Cod

Eric Van Arsdale, a senior at Brown University working with my graduate advisor Mark Bertness, published an excellent op-ed in the Cape Cod times about salt marsh die-off, which is caused by runaway consumption of marsh grass by the nocturnal squareback marsh crab, Sesarma reticulatum. In his article, Eric mentioned a cool You-Tube video of the crab's nighttime activities that I'm re-posting here.

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