In the Grass, On the Reef

Crown Conchs- Friend or Foe in the Salt Marsh?

Clip: Season 2 | 2m

The ecology of fear plays itself out in other intertidal ecosystems. Crown conchs can decimate an oyster reef when left unchecked, but they can keep periwinkle snails in check in the salt marsh. The conch’s fear effects vary in different conditions. Learn more: http://blog.wfsu.org/blog-coastal-health/?p=5481

Aired: 03/19/13

Rating: NR

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