Sounds of danger disrupt crabs’ dinner
The New York Times - 06/23/2014
Mud crabs don’t have ears, but they can still detect and react to noises. When exposed to sounds made by preying fish, the crabs were less likely to feed on their own meals, researchers at Northeastern University reported last week in The Proceedings of the Royal Society B. Listening for danger is a critical part of the crab’s survival strategy that could be hindered by increasing ocean noise, the scientists concluded.