News From the Field
How red crabs on Christmas Island speak for the tropics
October 10, 2013
This material is available primarily for archival purposes. Telephone numbers or other contact information may be out of date; please see current contact information at media contacts.Research conducted through Princeton University found that erratic rainfall--which could become more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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