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New Homes for Hermit Crabs

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When it comes to hermit crabs, “professional house hunters” who're constantly outgrowing and replacing their shells, “they are always short of shells” says professor Katsuyuki Hamasaki. The primary cause is environmental degradation, which has resulted in large numbers of hermit crabs living inside trash like bottle tops.

Suumo, a Japanese real estate listing company (like Streateasy) teamed up with professor Hamasaki and a group of students at Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology in an attempt to fix the housing crisis.

So how exactly is the housing problem being fixed? Watch the video, then visit Spoon & Tamago to find out more!

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