Research shows denser seagrass beds hold more baby blue crabs

A new study in Chesapeake Bay by researchers at William & Mary’s Virginia Institute of Marine Science shows that it’s not just the presence of a seagrass bed that matters to young crabs, but also its quality — with denser beds holding exponentially more crabs per square meter than more open beds where plants are separated by small patches of mud or sand.

Fuente : http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2013-09/vio…


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