Now on UCSD-TV: 'Crustaceans, Armed & Armored' reveals the many sides of crabs and lobsters

8-25-14-newsroom-crustaceans.jpgCrustaceans, with their hard, protective outer skeleton and highly specialized limbs, are truly evolutionary wonders.

In this video presentation, “Armed & Armored: The Amazing Evolutionary Story of Crustaceans,” Scripps Institute of Oceanography (SIO) marine biologist Jennifer Taylor describes her research on crustaceans such as crabs, lobsters, crawfish and shrimp – and their curious biomechanics.

Taylor delves into the ways that 500 million years of evolution have shaped crustaceans into the remarkably vast array of creatures we know today.

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