Contact: Amy Pelsinsky
University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
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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