Crabs can solve and remember their way around a maze


A NEW Swansea University study has revealed how common shore crabs can navigate their way around a complex maze and can even remember the route in order to find food.

The team of scientists, led by marine biologist Dr Ed Pope and master’s student Ross Davies, wanted to see if common shore crabs could learn the path of a specially-designed maze in order to gain a better understanding of spatial learning in crustaceans.

Dr Pope said: “Learning your way around, what scientists call ‘spatial learning’, is

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