Findings Population of Green Crabs Male/Female and Color at Midcoast Maine Fall 2017

The research our 7th grade class is doing is to figure out why the crab ecosystem is going down, and why changes are happening in the ocean. Green crabs are killing our oceans that is why we need to do something about it. On October 23, 2017 our class went to Reid State Park to do our studies about populations of green crabs. At Reid State Park we used the set, catch and release method to do our research. My results show the population of male and female crabs along with the color of the green crabs. The results show how the ocean ecosystem is being impacted by these invasive crabs. My claim is that the populations are changing due to climate change. I believe this because the crabs migrate, die off, and repopulate due to the climate changing.

Project Information
City or Town: 
Bath, ME
School or Organization: 
Bath Middle School
Scientific name:
Carcinus maenas
Common name:
Green crab
Resources I used to create this project: 
See my article for works cited