We can look at data from the Clam Recruitment Monitoring Network to begin examining potential trends around green crab densities and size across the state of Maine. 2020 Intertidal Green Crab Densities The below map shows average densities of green crabs found inside our 16 Beal boxes at each [...]
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Invasive Green crabs, Carcinus maenas, have been preying on soft-shell clams and other commercially important shellfish at alarming rates, driven by seawater temperatures that have risen over the past 40 years. DEI has been studying the impacts of green crabs on soft-shell clams for 30 years.