Do crab shells degrade over time?



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    They do indeed! If not, the world would be covered with discarded crab shells!

    There are even used to make biodegradable products. Currently, crab shells have been used in a breakthrough in wound dressing. The biodegradable crab shell-based dressing can help burn patients heal faster.

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    Yes, all shells degrade over time.  Sometimes they naturally degrade if left in a calm environment, and other times they are battered against rocks and the shore and are part of what makes up sand at the beaches.  This is why when you go to the beach there are all sorts of shells, but a lot of times it is difficult to find one that is perfectly intact.

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