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Journal articles Findings: Green Crab Data 2017 Abstract People believe that green crabs are responsible for the decline of eelgrass which is home to many small sea creatures. They go on massive feeding frenzies and can consume up to 40 half-inch clams a day making it hard for for people to harvest clams. On October 19, 2017 my science class whent to Todds Landing and Reid State Park to collect green crab data using the catch and release method. We set up crab traps full of sardines and waited overnight. 2017-12-20 firepandasinvasion 0
Journal articles Findings: The Green Crabs are Soaring up in Population and Size in Sagadahoc County Abstract The essential question is what do green crabs have to do with the problems of Maines marine ecosystem? There population is higher, they are taking away native crab habitats, there taking away territory, which is causing our marine ecosystem to be destroyed. Since the year 2013 we have been setting traps and using the catch and release method with traps. We have also caught the crabs by hand and we put them in buckets to observe them more carefully. The female male ratio are evenly matched if you combine the size and population together. 2017-12-20 TinyElephant 0
Journal articles Findings: Green Crab Population Data Male/Female and Trap Type Abstract The invasive crabs are bad. We did our own research by using traps. We used the catch and release method to receive our data. We used the legal crab traps to catch the crabs. Two of my graphs show the ratio of male/female in Reid and in Todds Landing for Reid the ratio was 88.2% to 11.8% and 57.1% to 49.1%. The other graph shows the ratio of crab trap shapes and which one we used more the ratio was 80.8% to 19.2%. Invasive crabs are impacting the whole world’s ecosystem. We marked the crabs with nail polish before releasing them. 2017-12-20 BarbarousButterflies 0
Journal articles Findings: Effects of Climate Change on Green Crab Population in Maine Coast Abstract The purpose of this study was to find out whether climate change has had an impact on the rapid growth of the green crab population in the Maine coastal region. This one way that we are directly affecting this subject and possibly a way to stop or slow the growth. We went to and placed a crab trap at three different locations, Todd’s Landing, Reid State Park, and Fort Popham, over a few days, in several years. The catch and release method was used, and data was collected on population, under-claw color, and whether the crab had been caught and marked before. 2017-12-20 BarbarousButterflies 0
Journal articles Finding: The Impact of Green Crabs on the Marine Ecosystem My investigation is to understand how the green crabs are impacting the marine ecosystem. Green crabs are impacting the marine ecosystem by eating clams, digging up eelgrass and invading the native crabs’ habitat. To do this, my class used the catch and release method to collect this data. This method consists of using Insta-Dry nail polish to mark the animal for further data. Then, releasing the crabs after collecting the data over a week's time. 2017-12-20 Pugs4Ever 0
Journal articles Findings: Crab Trap Study of October 2017 Abstract: Invasive crabs are going to ruin our ecosystem. Green crabs are making a huge impact to our marine ecosystem. We used legal crab traps to get our data. Nail polish was another thing we used to get our data. For our results we found that the green crab population is very large. My graphs show that more than 50% of the green crabs we caught and recorded were male green crabs. The green crab population is very large. Green crabs are a huge threat to our ecosystem. 2017-12-20 aaandw 0
Journal articles Findings: Green Crabs impacting the Marine Ecosystem and its wildlife Abstract: Bath Middle school goes to green crabs sites every year to see if the population has gone up or down. We do this because here visit predators and we don't want the population to go up. We used green crab traps to catch the crabs. We also used the catch and release method to see if the crabs where there the next day. There's more males than females at Todd’s Landing and there is more Females than Males at Fort Popham. We also found that the average carapace size in Reid st Park was 6.8 cm and in 2017 the average carapace size is 6.25 cm. 2017-12-20 TinyElephant 0
Journal articles Findings: Green Crab Trapping 2017 Abstract We went to Reid State Park and Todd’s Landing I explain why green crabs are bad for Maine's ecosystem. I also explain the catch and release method that we used. The catch and release method was to place the traps in the water and the next day pull it, we took out the crabs and painted the backs of them. We painted the backs to help tell the population of the crabs. My results show the differences between the male population and the female population. It also show if there are more male crabs at one place than a somewhere else. 2017-12-20 firepandasinvasion 0
Journal articles Green Crab Trapping 2017 In this I explain why green crabs are bad for Maine's ecosystem. I also explain the catch and release method that we used. The catch and release method was to place the traps in the water and the next day pull it, we took out the crabs and painted the backs of them. The reason why we painted their back so that we can tell them apart from other cabs. My results show the difference between male and female crabs. It also shows the size and number of crabs that we caught. In conclusion the green crabs are destroying the marine coast. 2017-12-20 MarsBars 2
Journal articles Crab Per Trap to Year and Location 2013-2017 Many workers who harvest these marine mammals are being put at risk because of the invaders who are destroying eelgrass, home to many small fish and even juvenile lobsters, who are putting these creatures out of homes into open and unsafe waters. The catch and release method was used to calculate how big the population of green crabs are in the coastal region of Phippsburg and Georgetown. There was only one re-catch caught at Reid State Park marked with yellow nail polish; making the population of green crabs in the Georgetown area one of the biggest. 2017-12-20 BarbarousButterflies 0