The effects of changes in temperature and salinity on the behavior of the hermit crab Pagurus longicarpus

Gilliand, Sarah.


  • Abstract: Hermit crabs of the species Pagurus longicarpus can be found in many Massachusetts tide pools. Temperatures and salinities in tide pools change far more rapidly than they do subtidally; moreover, climate change is predicted to bring warmer temperatures and increased rainfall to Massachusetts. Hermit crabs have no hard abdominal carapace and must rely on empty gastropod shells for shelter. ... read more
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