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Journal articles Findings : Green crabs colors at Griffiths Head and Reid State Park Fall 2017 Abstract Green crabs are affecting the marine ecosystem. We wanted to find out how and why. First we found locations where we could catch them in bulk. We used legal traps that were big enough to catch more than one. And we used the catch and release method so that we were not harming the crabs. We found that the different colors of the crabs had different populations.We found that orange/red colored crabs were the crabs with one of the highest catch rates. Green crabs are bad for the marine ecosystems because they eat clams and mussels and destroy different plants. 2017-12-20 debraandtheunic... 0
Journal articles Findings Green crab trapping 2017 Our investigation was to understand how the green crabs are impacting the marine ecosystem. Green crabs are impacting the marine ecosystem by eating clams, destroying the animals habitats, digging up eelgrass and invading the native crabs’ habitat. To do our study my classmates used the catch and release method to collect all of our data. The catch and release method is catching the animal marking the animal, marking the animal with Insta-Dry nail polish. Then, releasing the crabs after collecting the data over a time of five days. 2017-12-20 ppj 0
Journal articles Findings Invasive Green Crab Investigation Bath Middle School’s 7th grade, went to Phippsburg and Georgetown, Maine to collect crab data. We found, that there is a very large invasive green crab population, they also eat a lot of food, for example, our soft shell clams. Every time the traps were reset, we used the same bait (sardines in oil) and the same amount every time. Also every time we reset the trap , it stayed in the water for at least twenty four hours. The pie charts show us the different colors of crabs from each location. 2017-12-20 ppj 0
Journal articles Findings Georgetown Maine Green Crab Population, 2015-2017 In our green crab research, we were looking for data on the green crabs and how they are affecting the soft-shelled clam population. We want to find out how they are impacting the marine ecosystem so we can counteract them. At Fort Popham and Reid State Park, we set legal green crab traps. We checked and reset these traps everyday, collecting the data over one week in October. The data shows how the colors correspond with whether the crabs are male or female. The graphs addressed the majority of the male/ female population and colors of the green crabs relating to the temperature. 2017-12-20 AYCAMOL 0
Journal articles Findings: Green crab population at Ft Popham, Reid State Park and Todd’s Landing Abstract: Green crabs have been a thorn in Maine’s marine ecosystem because they have been chopping down eel grass. Eel grass is a nursery for other baybe marine creatures which green crabs eat. We set down 3 traps at Todd’s landing and wait for the next day. We would collect mostly green crabs, then we would mark them with nail polish and then let them go and see if we could see the same crab. My graphs talked about the size and also the number of males and females. For example, in Popham 2015 there was 78.2% of females more than males and 166 crabs caught. 2017-12-20 firepandasinvasion 0
Journal articles Findings Reid and Todd’s Landing Crab Experiment We set the traps in a day before we went. We were also answering a question. We also do it in a certain way to catch the crabs, we would put bait into the traps overnight. And we would write down what we got and put them back. We also have graphs for you to look at to see the male and female count in Reid. These are important because it has other data that's not writing. And the things that we would change would be the place or time and traps. We would also try different things besides that. 2017-12-20 MarsBars 0
Journal articles Findings: The Green Crabs Killing Maine’s Ecosystem Green crabs have been harming Maine’s ecosystem since the nineteen hundreds. They can be anywhere near water, and might destroy our economy as well as the ocean. There was data collected with a catch and release method to test this theory. Crabs were caught, notes were taken, and then they were released. After lots of note taking and writing, results were put together. There were several graphs that showed the comparison of carapace size and the year experiments were done. The theory scientists have is that these evil crabs are destroying the ocean. 2017-12-20 aaandw 0
Journal articles Findings: Green Crab Data 2017 Abstract People believe that green crabs are responsible for the decline of eelgrass which is home to many small sea creatures. They go on massive feeding frenzies and can consume up to 40 half-inch clams a day making it hard for for people to harvest clams. On October 19, 2017 my science class whent to Todds Landing and Reid State Park to collect green crab data using the catch and release method. We set up crab traps full of sardines and waited overnight. 2017-12-20 firepandasinvasion 0
Journal articles Findings: The Green Crabs are Soaring up in Population and Size in Sagadahoc County Abstract The essential question is what do green crabs have to do with the problems of Maines marine ecosystem? There population is higher, they are taking away native crab habitats, there taking away territory, which is causing our marine ecosystem to be destroyed. Since the year 2013 we have been setting traps and using the catch and release method with traps. We have also caught the crabs by hand and we put them in buckets to observe them more carefully. The female male ratio are evenly matched if you combine the size and population together. 2017-12-20 TinyElephant 0
Journal articles Findings: Green Crab Population Data Male/Female and Trap Type Abstract The invasive crabs are bad. We did our own research by using traps. We used the catch and release method to receive our data. We used the legal crab traps to catch the crabs. Two of my graphs show the ratio of male/female in Reid and in Todds Landing for Reid the ratio was 88.2% to 11.8% and 57.1% to 49.1%. The other graph shows the ratio of crab trap shapes and which one we used more the ratio was 80.8% to 19.2%. Invasive crabs are impacting the whole world’s ecosystem. We marked the crabs with nail polish before releasing them. 2017-12-20 BarbarousButterflies 0