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The tiny plastic particles polluting our seas are not only orally ingested by marine creatures, but also enter their systems through their gills, according to a new study led by the University of Exeter.
It's almost summer. Seafood restaurants from coast-to-coast are serving platter after platter of steaming crabs, ready for hammering and picking. The supply seems endless, but is it?
In the marsh system around Cape Cod researchers have found that an invasive species of crab is helping to restore balance to a distressed ecosystem.
Originally endemic to the Atlantic Coast of North America, over the past 30 years Dyspanopeus sayi has been involuntarily introduced in the UK, France, the Netherlands, the Black Sea and the Adriatic Sea.
Researchers have found that a species invasion that starts at the upstream edge of its range may have a major advantage over downstream competitors, at least in environments with a strong prevailing direction of water or wind currents.
Hungry purple marsh crabs threaten Cape Cod salt marshes.
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.
In 1988, a mysterious invader washed upon the New Jersey shore - the Asian shore crab - which likely arrived in ballast from commercial ships and found its new home to be quite agreeable.
The blue crab population has been declining in recent years under the assault of viruses, bacteria and man-made contaminants.
The Vernal Crab (Liocarcinus vernalis), is a small shallow-water crab found in the northeast Atlantic. It is commonly used as bait for Black Fish. Photo Copyright and Credit
The Flower Crab (Portunus pelagicus), also known as the Blue Crab, Blue Swimmer Crab, Blue Manna Crab or Sand Crab, is a large crab found in the intertidal estuaries of the Indian and Pacific Oceans (Asian coasts) and the Middle-Eastern coast of the Mediterranean Sea. The name "flower crab" is used in east Asian countries while the latter names are used in Australia. The crabs are widely distributed in eastern Africa, Southeast Asia, Japan, Australia and New Zealand. The Flower Crab is not...
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...
- Withering but not falling off, as a blossom that persists on a twig after flowering.