To raise awareness of the coconut crab

Mark holds a coconut crab

Mark Laidre is a professor in the biology department at Dartmouth. Mark is trying to raise awareness of the coconut crab. The amazing animals are in critical need of conservation help. He will return to Cornell on April 30, 2018 to give a seminar that will touch on the topic (in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology). EEB was also his major at Cornell. With a research grant from the National Geographic Society, Mark has been studying the crab’s behavior and natural history in the Chagos Archipelago in the Indian Ocean, the Earth’s largest coral atoll.

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