Invasive green crab count hits 87 on Washington’s Dungeness Spit

As crabbing season reaches its midpoint in the area, state and federal resource managers report they’ve caught 87 of the invasive European green crab on the Dungeness Spit.

The most recent totals from July 6 show they’ve trapped 51 males and 36 females, said Allen Pleus, Aquatic Invasive Species coordinator for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, and that their sizes indicate they came from the same larvae group.  Click on the following sentence to access the full story.

Dr. Emily Grason, Crab Team project coordinator through Washington Sea Grant, said in a recent blog post that the crabs’ sizes show they are a new population and likely floated to Sequim in 2016 but where they are coming from is still not determined.


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