Latest Blue crab Stories
Hungry purple marsh crabs threaten Cape Cod salt marshes.
Speculation that the welfare of a small, at-risk shorebird is directly tied to horseshoe crab populations is in part supported by new scientific research.
NEW YORK, June 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Best known as the chef and fisherman who ran a successful underground lobster roll business from his Brooklyn basement apartment, lifelong seafood lover Ben Sargent brings boundless knowledge, experience, and passion to his new primetime Cooking Channel series Hook, Line & Dinner.
A research effort designed to prevent the introduction of viruses to blue crabs in a research hatchery could end up helping Chesapeake Bay watermen improve their bottom line by reducing the number of soft shell crabs perishing before reaching the market.
A distinct decline in horseshoe crab numbers has occurred that parallels climate change associated with the end of the last Ice Age.
The blue crab population has been declining in recent years under the assault of viruses, bacteria and man-made contaminants.
University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) researchers are close to unraveling intricate cellular pathways that control molting in blue crabs.
A woman in Virginia says the blue crab she caught during a recent crabbing run on the James River was very rare as its blue coloring coated its entire body. The Newport News (Va.) Daily Press said Sunday that Sally Epps found the all-blue crab during a recent crabbing run near Virginia's Craney Island
The Chesapeake Bay's female blue crab population doubled in the last year, say Maryland and Virginia officials working to halt steep declines in harvests. The increase was credited to catch restrictions aimed at preserving females so they can live to produce future generations, The Sun newspaper in Baltimore reported Saturday. Overall, the Bay's blue crab numbers increased from an estimated 280 million in 2007-2008 to more than 418 million in 2008-2009, with the number of baby crabs holding...
Watermen in Chesapeake Bay are struggling to make a living in the region that was once home to one of the most bountiful fisheries in the US.
Callinectes sapidus, or more familiarly known as the Blue Crab, is a crustacean inhabiting the waters of the western Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico. Maryland advertises the species as its State Crustacean and consequently, it is the subject of an extensive fishery there. The Blue Crab is particularly aggressive and complicated to handle safely. It is hostile and known to react at any movement they determine a threat. The western edge of the Atlantic Ocean from Nova Scotia to...
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