Skip to comments.Angry mutant green crabs are destroying everything in their path
Posted on 09/20/2018 9:55:40 AM PDT by ETL
Angry green crabs from Nova Scotia, angrier than their already ornery green cousins in Maine, are migrating south. They have started to destroy the coastal ecosystem off the shores of Maine, as they eat more than their share of soft-shell clams and wreck native eel grass, according to research from Markus Frederich, a professor at the University of New England.
"What we're seeing is this insane level of aggressiveness," Frederich told the Associated Press.
Louis Logan, a University of New England graduate student, had the unpleasant task of labeling the crabs captured from Nova Scotia waters for the research.
The crabs were in no mood for games.
At a distance of 5 feet, the pint-sized brutes assumed a fighting posture. Those that grabbed him were in no hurry to let go.
"Any time I went down to grab one they went to grab me instead," he wrote in an email.
One of them, in particular, would jump out of the water in its frenzy to attack.
The quarrelsome newcomers currently comprise only about 2 to 3 percent of green crabs crawling on the ocean floor off Maine, but those numbers are certain to grow, Frederich said.
"It will be an entirely different ball game," he predicted. "It's just a question of when more of the crabs come and out-compete the Maine green crabs."
Eventually, the newcomers will move farther southward. "We can't do anything about it," he said. "The only thing that we can do is learn how to live with it."
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How do they taste?
Do they taste as good as blue crabs?
My thoughts exactly.
Pass the butter.
as they eat more than their share of soft-shell clams
Will some bureaucrats, or Greenpeace types, or other assorted liberal types, tell these crabs what their “fair share” of food is?????
[[How do they taste?]]
with their mouths?
Simple advice: Stay away from Bill Clinton, Ladies!
HE’S GOT A KNIFE!!
They have an earthier flavor.
I blame Trump and gorebull worming.
BtW I have a spot where concrete was dumped decades ago in the mud above the low tide mark. Flip the blocks over at low tide and dozens of green crabs scuttle for safety. I pick them up and they go in a bucket. I take them fishing and catch Blackfish(tautog) with them as bait. Yum!
[[The quarrelsome newcomers currently comprise only about 2 to 3 percent of green crabs crawling on the ocean floor off Maine,]]
Easy solution- pass a law banning crawling on ocean floors
That crab picked a knive that while shart was light enough for it to wield. Very impressive!
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