Green Crab Monitoring
Native shore crabs of Arness Park and Slough
Please keep an eye out for European green crabs both in the water and as molts (cast-off shells) on the beach. They can be most easily distinguished from our native crabs by the number of ‘marginal teeth’ behind each eye. Green crabs have five on each side, compared to only three on the shore crabs and ten on the ever popular Dungeness Crab. Crab Team asks you NOT to kill any suspected green crabs you may find but rather contact their Green Crab Hotline: 360-358-3561 and take a photo before releasing it to email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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