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Abstract

I am investigating the impact of temperature differations on the nonindigenous Carcinus maenas(green crabs). Research on Carcinus maenas is important to help stop the spread of 1 of the 100 worst invasive species. We set varying traps at varying day and recorded the size, sex, aggressiveness, colors, and number of claws. I got monthly temperature data via neracoos buoy E01, Central Maine Shelf. I discovered a correlation between decreased temperature and green crab population, as well as a correlation between green crab aggressiveness and decreased temperatures. There is a correlation between decreased temperatures and green crab abundance.

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