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Blue Crab

One of the best-known species in the Chesapeake is the Atlantic Blue Crab.  What makes these waterways such a productive habitat for this organism?

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The National Aquarium provides some information on the Blue Crab.

https://www.aqua.org/Experience/Animal-Index/blue-crab

 

This Scientific American article explores how habitat changes impact the behavior of the Blue Crab.

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/blue-crabs-migrate-north-as-ocean-warms/

 

The Smithsonian explains how scientists track Blue Crab populations in the Chesapeake Bay.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=caC91NtCiI8

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