Green Crabs Overtake Maine Clam Flats

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

Voracious green crabs are overtaking hundreds if not thousands of acres of mudflats along the Maine coast, cleaning out soft-shell clams and posing a threat to other shellfish, according to an article in the Portland Press Herald.

Prompted by the invasion of the crabs, the Maine Department of Marine Resources recently oversaw a one-day coastwide survey to gauge the abundance of the crabs and provide a snapshot of the population.

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Portland Press Herald