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From issue:   Issue:   British Wildlife 07.2 December 1995

Persevering Pea Crabs

By - Catharine Haines

Perhaps when you were on holiday, you risked eating mussels. You may have noticed a red blob inside or crunched on something hard as you chewed the soft mussel tissue. In the dim evening light you probably didn't realise that the red blob was a female crab, and the crunchy 'nut' a male one. They are pea crabs, Pinnotheres pisum L., frequently found in mussels and other bivalves - especially in the Solent.

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"British Wildlife is the pulsating heart of the UK nature conservation movement."

Matthew Oates, National Trust

"The most important and informative publication on wildlife of our times"

Michael McCarthy, The Independent

"Packed with readable, thoughtful, up to date articles; written by ecologists and naturalists for ecologists and naturalists"

Nick Baker, Presenter and Naturalist