164: Typhoon Travellers | English | Printed

by Gunter's Fables

An albatross and a hermit crab are comparing notes. The wise crab explains the benefits of being prepared for a typhoon and even using it to your advantage. These storms play a vital role in dispersing animals around the world. The coconut crab and the albatross have one thing in common: a powerful sense of smell! There are many fascinating scientific facts about the transformation of these two in this Fable! Plus much more about their habitats, biodiversity, role in the eco-system and the threats they face.

This Fable was inspired by Dr Mark Laidre, a professor of Biology at Dartmouth College, USA. He studies the social behaviour of animals. For the past decade he has conducted pioneering research on terrestrial hermit crabs, including coconut crabs.

Gunters Fables are structured to include the following learning guides and categories: Did you Know, Think about it, Teachers and Parents Guide, Academic Knowledge, Emotional Intelligence, The Arts, Systems: Making the Connections, Capacity to Implement and who the Fable is Inspired By!

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