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Southern rock lobster industry fears seismic testing in Bass Strait could threaten crayfish populations

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In a lab in Hobart, scientists haven’t been able to answer one of the crustacean world’s curlier questions: can lobsters hear?

It doesn’t sound like a terribly important pursuit, and as Dr Ryan Day explains the answer is also proving elusive.

“Funnily enough, with the lobsters we work on we don’t know whether or not they can hear,” he said.

Even more oddly, science has been able…



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