Antarctic Crabs: Invasion or Endurance?

  title={Antarctic Crabs: Invasion or Endurance?},
  author={Huw J. Griffiths and Rowan J. Whittle and Stephen J. Roberts and Mark Belchier and Katrin Linse},
  booktitle={PloS one},
Recent scientific interest following the "discovery" of lithodid crabs around Antarctica has centred on a hypothesis that these crabs might be poised to invade the Antarctic shelf if the recent warming trend continues, potentially decimating its native fauna. This "invasion hypothesis" suggests that decapod crabs were driven out of Antarctica 40-15 million years ago and are only now returning as "warm" enough habitats become available. The hypothesis is based on a geographically and spatially… CONTINUE READING
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