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University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

It's in Her Eyes

Caption: Scientists at the Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology in Maryland recently discovered a new hormone in those eyestalks responsible for forming body parts that make it possible for female crabs to mate and raise young.

Credit: Cheryl Nemazie, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

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