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Crabby Pee Conversation Starters

  1. Scientists want to use the blue crab scent to help save the oysters from being eaten up by mud crabs. Think of other animals low on the food chain and how we could help protect them using knowledge about their predators.
  2. Can you think of ways that other wild animals and even pet dogs and cats use their scents to get information about their environment and send messages to other animals?
  3. What are some of your favorite scents? If you could find out the chemicals that make them up how could you use them? (Chocolate-scented bed sheets? Grass-scented backpack?!