Hermit Crabs use plastic shells

Hermit crabs use plastic shells for housing

In another twist of our plastic waste problem, hermit crabs are using them as shells now. Why exactly seems not so clear at the moment, it might be attraction by color or maybe even a shortage on naturell shells. Ars Technica covers the report of polish researchers and provide pictures of hermit crabs in pen cabs and other waste. Read more at artsechnica.com: https://arstechnica.com/science/2024/02/hermit-crabs-find-new-homes-in-plastic-waste-shell-shortage-or-clever-choice/