Many workers who harvest these marine mammals are being put at risk because of the invaders who are destroying eelgrass, home to many small fish and even juvenile lobsters, who are putting these creatures out of homes into open and unsafe waters. The catch and release method was used to calculate how big the population of green crabs are in the coastal region of Phippsburg and Georgetown. There was only one re-catch caught at Reid State Park marked with yellow nail polish; making the population of green crabs in the Georgetown area one of the biggest. At Fort Popham there were over 270 crabs caught and no recaptures making the Phippsburg coastal region even bigger than the Georgetown green crab population. My overall results were based on the number of crabs caught per trap to the year they were caught and in multiple locations in which we went. I found that in 2015 crab population started rising in 2 locations and started to decrease in the other. In conclusion, green crabs are one of the biggest and baddest invasive crab species of them all. From towering and dominating population and overall aggressiveness, strength and speed, green crabs aren’t going anywhere soon.
"Crab Per Trap to Year and Location 2013-2017,"
Findings from the Field: Vol. 1
, Article 4.
Available at: https://findings.gmri.org/journal/vol1/iss1/4