How does noise pollution impact one of our coastal favourites? Ethan and Molly talk to Masters by Research student Emily Carter about her current work which investigates how the presence of ship noise affects the rate of colour change in shore crabs.
“Other behaviours that don’t rely on noise at all can be quite drastically affected by noise pollution“
Useful links from this episode:
Selfish herd hypothesis
Crabs hearing noise
Steve Simpson, Matthew Wale, Andrew Radford
- Noise increasing stress in crabs https://www.researchgate.net/publication/256980484_Noise_negatively_affects_foraging_and_antipredator_behaviour_in_shore_crabs
Martin Steven’s Group/Sensory Ecology
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