Call for shell donations as Thailand's hermit crabs face housing crisis
Call for shell donations as Thailand's hermit crabs face housing crisis

Hermit crab numbers in southern Thailand have boomed as foreign tourists have stayed away — so much so that the national park authority appealed on Friday for the public to donate extra shells for them to live in.The population of the crustaceans — which protect themselves by wearing and living inside the discarded shells of other animals — has exploded on some islands in the Mu Koh Lanta National Park, and marine biologists believe the lack of tourists could be a factor.The kingdom’s economy is highly dependent on foreign visitors but it is expecting a tiny fraction of the nearly 40 millio…

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