Hermit Crabs Get Creative

This video tweeted by @StrangeAnimaIs shows a hermit crab using an abandoned doll’s head as a shell. Why would a crab do this?

In some parts of the world there’s such an acute shortage of shells that hermit crabs use trash instead. This BBC video shows them on a beach in Thailand. Click here to see a crab in a can in Malaysia.

Seashells are missing because people and poachers collect them.

Animals that get creative are the ones who survive. Welcome to the Anthropocene.

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