Findings, The Green Crab Population Might Not Be Growing As Fast As You Think

So recently there's been very big fuss over the increasing number of green crabs and their danger to the ecosystem, but I have some very interesting data that backs up an interesting case. To get any of the data that I was going to use we had to go out and study the green grab population using the catch and release method. I then took the data that we found, added up all of what we found per year, then divide the amount of crabs we got per year by the number of traps used that year. This gave me some interesting results and showed that the green crab population is growing at a far slower rate than I would have even thought it was going at.

Project Information
City or Town: 
Bath, ME
School or Organization: 
Bath Middle School
Resources I used to create this project: 
Hentz, John; Shellfish Warden, Georgetown, ME, Ried, Todd’s Lading, Popham green crab data, Lesson, Sept 2017.


Hi Invasivecrabassociation,

You have done a great job thinking carefully about your data. You could improve your article by including a discussion of other possible ways to interpret your data. Are there other possible explanations for the declining crab per trap ratio? Good work and keep investigating. We hope to see another submission from you someday!

~The Findings editorial board

After reviewing your submission, we do recommend publication at this time because you supported your claim with three pieces of evidence. Also we thought your scientific content was great because we didn't know much about this issue, but after reading your article we understood. The only thing we thought might need some peer reviewing and editing would be your grammar.