LUCK

Female fiddler crabs

Description

Luck affects our lives in numerous ways: a car accident, meeting Mr. Right, missing a plane. Does luck also affect the lives of animals? Do some animals get lucky breaks while others never get a break? This project looks at the role of chance in the lives of free-living animals: fiddler crabs in the mangrove forests of Darwin, Northern Territory. How much control do individuals have over important aspects of their lives, like their mating success?

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