Clever crustaceans

Up to the present day it is unclear where exactly the missing Malaysia Airline MH370 crashed into the Indian Ocean. Now, crustaceans of the group Lepas, which settle on the debris found at Reunion Island, could clarify this case. In order to determine the crash site, NHM Vienna - paleontologist Alexander Lukeneder suggests to study these animals in greater detail, as they “infested and colonized the object immediately after it fell into the sea”.

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