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Molting Crab

The crab's carapace splits in the back and the crab backs out of it. After absorbing water and swelling to a larger size, the new carapace will harden.


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FWC Facts:
The star coral may live for several centuries and grow to the size of an automobile. Its growth rate ranges from about 1/4 inch to 3/4 inch of yearly outward expansion.

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