Freeport, ME, Green Crab Study Hampered by Timing

A young green crab, photo Wikipedia.
A young green crab, photo Wikipedia.

Maine Sun Journal: A series of studies commissioned by the [Freeport, Maine] Town Council and conducted over the summer yielded new information about the invasive green crabs plaguing Maine’s coastal waters, but was largely compromised by timing and a lack of maintenance, according to a preliminary report.

Brian Beal, a professor of marine ecology at the University of Maine at Machias, reported on the studies earlier this month to the Town Council, which allocated $100,000 in 2012 for ongoing research of the crabs and their effects on the local soft-shell clam population in particular.

Read more about the Freeport, Maine, green crab study.