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How red crabs on Christmas Island speak for the tropics


October 10, 2013

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Research conducted through Princeton University found that erratic rainfall--which could become more irregular as a result of climate change--could be detrimental to animals that migrate with the dry-wet seasonal cycle. The researchers studied the annual mating migration of the land-dwelling Christmas Island red crab in order to help scientists understand the consequences of climate change for the millions of migratory animals in the Earth's tropical zones.Full Story

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