Marsh-up

scientist holding two fiddler crabs

Fiddler crabs, with David Johnson from the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, for an upcoming piece in Virginia Living. “As marsh scientists, we are the driest you can be and still claim to be a marine scientist,” says Johnson. “I go to the bottom of the ocean every single day, and I don’t need a boat to do it.”

Tiny though they may be, fiddler crabs may play an important role in maintaining the integrity of marshes, important buffers against rising seas.

 

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