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Native Mussel Quickly Evolves Fear of Invasive Crab

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Science  11 Aug 2006:
Vol. 313, Issue 5788, pp. 745
DOI: 10.1126/science.313.5788.745a

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On page 831, zoologists describe how a native mussel of New England has rapidly evolved the ability to shield itself from an invasive crab, indicating that native species aren't always helpless when an invader arrives on the scene. (Read more.)