Featured: Attack of the body-snatching parasite: UNC-TV


North Carolina mud crabs have been infected by a parasitic barnacle that castrates them, making them reproductively dead. Researchers from East Carolina University are trying to find out how far the infection has spread along North Carolina’s coast.

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