All animals have a minimum space requirement,
without which, survival is impossible.
Bubbles overlap, social animals
need to stay in touch, it varies species to species.
The critical distance is so precise
it can be measured in centimeters.
The English have characteristically demonstrated
that they are not afraid to plan.
In the spring, each male stickleback
carries out a circular territory.
Social distance in man has been extended
by telephone, TV and the walkie-talkie.
In the cold waters of the North sea
lives a form of crab, Hyas Araneus.
At certain times in the life cycle,
the individual becomes vulnerable to others.
Do we grasp because we have hands
or do we have hands because we grasp?
Crabs are solitary crustaceans –
This is 1966. Look at the advantages
held by those that have a territory, a space
of their own. Look at the advantages.