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Crabs Use Belly Sounds To Communicate

Crabs Use Belly Sounds To Communicate

Scientists discover a new method of communication in Atlantic ghost crabs.

Crabs Use Belly Sounds To Communicate

Thursday, July 23, 2020 - 13:30

Karin Heineman, Executive Producer

(Inside Science) -- The Atlantic ghost crab is a cute little crab common along U.S. Atlantic coast beaches. When the crabs get annoyed, they make an unusual sound. Scientists have now learned they use a structure in their stomach called the gastric mill to produce the unique sounds. Find out what researchers had to do to discover where and how the crabs were making these agitated sounds.

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Karin Heineman

Karin Heineman is the executive producer of Inside Science TV.