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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 3
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 2
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 2
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 2
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 2
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 2
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 3
Journal articles Findings: Effects of Climate Change on Green Crab Population in Maine Coast Abstract The purpose of this study was to find out whether climate change has had an impact on the rapid growth of the green crab population in the Maine coastal region. This one way that we are directly affecting this subject and possibly a way to stop or slow the growth. We went to and placed a crab trap at three different locations, Todd’s Landing, Reid State Park, and Fort Popham, over a few days, in several years. The catch and release method was used, and data was collected on population, under-claw color, and whether the crab had been caught and marked before. 2017-12-20 BarbarousButterflies 3
Journal articles Finding: The Impact of Green Crabs on the Marine Ecosystem My investigation is to understand how the green crabs are impacting the marine ecosystem. Green crabs are impacting the marine ecosystem by eating clams, digging up eelgrass and invading the native crabs’ habitat. To do this, my class used the catch and release method to collect this data. This method consists of using Insta-Dry nail polish to mark the animal for further data. Then, releasing the crabs after collecting the data over a week's time. 2017-12-20 Pugs4Ever 6
Journal articles Findings: Crab Trap Study of October 2017 Abstract: Invasive crabs are going to ruin our ecosystem. Green crabs are making a huge impact to our marine ecosystem. We used legal crab traps to get our data. Nail polish was another thing we used to get our data. For our results we found that the green crab population is very large. My graphs show that more than 50% of the green crabs we caught and recorded were male green crabs. The green crab population is very large. Green crabs are a huge threat to our ecosystem. 2017-12-20 aaandw 2