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Unformatted text preview: look up what this species eats and or attacks. If the barnacle is going to hurt the other populations of species in the area and is going to decrease their population by a lot, then it would not be a good idea to have these barnacles introduced into the community. Their purpose is to decrease the number of green crabs in the area so that the other species can prosper and reproduce like they would in a community without the green crabs in it. We know that the barnacle enters the crab by a joint and makes its way to the reproductive area. In a female crab, the barnacle implants its self into the sac where the eggs are. In a male crab, the barnacle sterilizes the crab and makes it look and act like a female crab. Seeing that it does this to crabs, and crabs only, we know that it will not affect the other creatures living in the community and will allow them to reproduce and regain their stability in the environment....
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This note was uploaded on 04/04/2011 for the course BIOL 1010 taught by Professor Hannah during the Spring '09 term at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
- Spring '09