Adult blue crabs
live in estuaries of the western Atlantic from Nova Scotia to Argentina.
The dinner, featuring locally farmed rockfish and blue crab
, is the final of three in the Aquarium's new Fresh Thoughts: Sustainable Dining Series .
The algae also snuff out sea grasses--the habitat of blue crabs
and other creatures--by blocking sunlight.
While escape vents may significantly reduce sublegal catch, the actual percentage of retained sublegal blue crabs
may still exceed the 10% allowable tolerance limit in Louisiana when high densities of sublegal crabs are present.
Decline in size of male blue crabs
(Callinectes sapidus) from 1968 to 2000 near Calvert Cliffs, Maryland.
4 "hotel" size soft-shell blue crabs
1 cup all-purpose flour 1 egg 1 tsp.
High river flows in northern Gulf of Mexico (GOM) estuaries have been linked to increased commercial landings of blue crabs
(Callinectes sapidus) in Texas (More, 1969) and Florida (Wilber, 1994) and to both commercial landings and abundance of juvenile crabs (<40 mm carapace width [CW]) in Louisiana (Guillory, 2000).
The premise was that low fresh water inflows would increase bay salinity, adversely impact blue crabs
, and lead to increased crane mortality.
In New Jersey, crabbing is the number one ocean sport, more than fishing, and it's all about blue crabs
All blue crabs
were measured in 10 mm CW size groups with reference to the minimum legal commercial size of 127 mm CW.
take a different approach to surviving hypoxia.
Live blue crabs
, yours for the boiling and picking, are often available at coastal fish houses.
2002), whereas blue crabs
experience 8 zoeal stages and megalops in a larval development that is shorter in duration than development in other species (Costlow & Bookhout 1959).
Abstract--Crab traps have been used extensively in studies on the population dynamics of blue crabs
to provide estimates of catch per unit of effort; however, these estimates have been determined without adequate consideration of escape rates.
Throughout the full moon stage of the lunar cycle, the crabs scurry freely between the mangroves and the sea, creating what sometimes resembles a parade of red and blue crabs