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Invasive Crabs Help Cape Cod Marshes
April 3, 2013
Ecologists are wary of nonnative species, but along the shores of Cape Cod, where grass-eating crabs have been running amok and destroying the marsh, an invasion of predatory green crabs has helped turn back the tide in favor of the grass. The counter-intuitive conclusions appear in a new paper published in the journal Ecology.
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