A young green crab, photo Wikipedia.
BangorDailyNews.com: In recent years, clammers say the rapid growth of the green crabs along sections of Maine’s coast has ravaged shellfish populations, particularly mussels and soft-shell clams.
There is concern now that even Maine’s lobster industry may be at risk.
The crabs, previously held at bay by long, cold winters, have swelled in number in the past couple of decades because of rising water temperatures that no longer keep their populations in check.
Bangor Daily News
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