High Number of European Green Crabs Found in Drayton Harbor Near Washington-Canadian Border
As part of an early-detection partnership, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Washington Sea Grant Crab Team found evidence of European green crabs (Carcinus maenas) in Drayton Harbor during regular monitoring, and then trapped 17 green crabs during a two-day rapid response in late September. This is the highest number of green crabs trapped in such a short period of time from any one area along Washington’s inland shoreline.
“Finding this many invasive green crabs so quickly in one area raises a serious concern...
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