Working with what you've got

Year: 
2017
Ranking: 
Entrant
Artist: 
Elizabeth Forbes
Department: 
Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology
Lab: 
Hillary Young

Description

As hermit crabs grow, they move into new shells to accommodate their growing bodies; without one, they are incredibly vulnerable. A strawberry hermit crab, Coenobita perlatus, tackles the housing shortage (too few empty shells) on Palmyra Atoll by settling into a washed-up glass jar instead.

CSEP CNSI Schuller Lab UCSB