As for the more robust blue crabs
, begin preparing the crab by removing the hard shell from the crab, then remove all of the claws.
have a significant ecological role, influencing the estuarine carbon cycle and serving as a potential keystone species in marsh environments (Baird & Ulanowicz 1989, Silliman & Bertness 2002).
Evaluating the efficiency and necessity of requiring bycatch reduction devices on pots in the peeler crab fishery: qualifying and characterizing spatial and temporal overlap of activities between diamondback terrapins (Malaclemys terrapin) and the commercial fishery for peeler blue crabs
(Callinectes sapidus), 13 p.
The timing and route of movement and migration of post-copulatory female blue crabs
, Callinectes sapidus Rathbun, from the upper Chesapeake Bay.
Over the next 75 to 100 years, ocean acidification could supersize blue crabs
, which may then eat more oysters and other organisms and possibly throw the food chain of the nation's largest estuary out of whack.
Male blue crabs
must also move from tidal creeks, areas of lower salinity where molting occurs, to brackish waters to find a mate (10).
For example, when I was commissioner here, there was an old joke among state examiners that you never dared set foot in a bank on the Eastern Shore if you didn't know the latest monthly count of blue crabs
Jose Dovis, pictured right with Pamela Barefoot, designed the stoneware and the original Blue Crab
In addition to the capture of terrapins, the study also evaluated the effect of BRDs on the capture of marketable-sized blue crabs
californica is threatened by blue crabs
and spiny lobsters looking for a meal, releasing this purple-hued chemical soup is its beat chance for survival.
califomica's ink and exposed blue crabs
to its ingredients.
The large production and consumption of crabs and blue crabs
in North-American and European countries as well as in Japan is supplied by important commercial fisheries (Branco and Fracasso, 2004).
The null hypothesis that blue crabs
which enter typical commercial-style baited traps are random draws from populations with equal sex ratios and physical characteristics was evaluated.
The Maryland Style Crab Cakes feature two three-ounce hand-prepared cakes with meat from wild blue crabs
, mayonnaise, onions and a bread-crumb mixture, along with Maryland-style seasonings and an optional aioli sauce.
Effective protection of sponge crabs may increase the reproductive potential for blue crabs
in North Carolina; this species currently has a stock status of "concern" in the state (NCDMF (1)).