Mesmerised brown crabs ‘attracted to’ undersea cables

Mesmerised brown crabs ‘attracted to’ undersea cables

Research in Scotland shows animals freeze near the electromagnetic field with implications for metabolism and migration

Underwater power cables mesmerise brown crabs and cause biological changes that could affect their migration habits, scientists have discovered.

The cables for offshore renewable energy emit an electromagnetic field that attracts the crabs and causes them to stay where they are.

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