Coral crab: Friend or foe?

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The furry coral crab – or cymo melanodactylus crab for those of you who prefer proper biological names – was suspected of causing a deadly coral disease called white syndrome. The syndrome spreads fast and devastates the coral population.

But thanks to research by a team that includes Joe Pollock, a 2002 graduate of George Washington High School who now is a PhD student and Fulbright scholar at Australia’s James Cook University, we now know that little crab is actually helping the coral reefs plagued by white syndrome.

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