Invasive SpeciesGreen crab

Carcinus maenas
FOUND by Flippinbarnacles
2018-10-25
Cape Elizabeth
ID Confirmed
Quality checked by Flippinbarnacles
Peer reviewed by Flippinbarnacles
Field Notes
I am happy because we found two invasive green crabs. I see the ocean and lots of students. I hear seagulls squawking. I also smell coffee and the ocean. I am surprised that we didn't find more green crabs. some problems I ran into was that it was frigid outside so hands got cold and my feet got wet.
Supporting Evidence
Photo of my evidence.
We found a crab with 5 spicks between the eyes and the beginning of the legs, so we think we found an invasive green crab. more evidence that we found one is, the shell of the crab that we found is shaped like a pentagon.
Photo of my evidence.
We found a dead crab with 5 spicks between the eyes and the beginning of the legs, so we think we found a dead invasive green crab. more evidence that we found one is, the shell of the crab that we found is shaped like a pentagon. Also the crab
Species Observation: Species Looked For
Did you find it?: 
I think I found it
Scientific name:
Carcinus maenas
Common name:
Green crab
Sampling method: 
Just looking around
Photo of our sampling method.
Place Studied
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Latitude: 
N 43.560346 °
Longitude: 
W -70.217610 °
Observation Site Information
A photo of our study site.
Habitat: 
Coastal - Beach or dune
Trip Information
Name:
Kettle Cove
Trip date: 
Thu, 2018-10-25 08:45
Town or city: 
Cape Elizabeth
Type of investigation: 
Species Survey
Ecosystem: 
Coastal
Watershed: 
Presumpscot
Time of low tide: 

Comments

Yes, 5 spines, pentagon shaped shell, all the hallmarks of a green crab! (I'd like to know where you were that the ocean smelled like coffee. yum!)