‘Shell-Shocked’ crabs can feel pain
London, January 17, 2013
First Published: 23:43 IST(17/1/2013)
Last Updated: 23:45 IST(17/1/2013)
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Next time you are plunging live crabs into a simmering pot, think again! Scientists have proven that crabs and other crustaceans do feel pain, and are able to recall an unpleasant experience and take action to avoid it happening again.
The latest study by Professor
Bob Elwood and Barry Magee from Queen’s School of Biological Sciences looked at the reactions of common shore crabs to small electrical shocks, and their behaviour after experiencing those shocks.