Story: Crabs, crayfish and other crustaceans

Tagging

Tagging

To monitor the movements of crayfish, scientists attach a plastic or wire tag to muscle between the animal’s back and tail segments. When the animals are recaptured, some are found to have walked hundreds of kilometres along the sea floor.

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New Zealand Seafood Industry Council

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Niel Bruce and Alison MacDiarmid, 'Crabs, crayfish and other crustaceans - Crayfish', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/8238/tagging (accessed 24 April 2017)

Story by Niel Bruce and Alison MacDiarmid, published 12 Jun 2006