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.
"The Impact Of Decreased Temperatures On The Nonindigenous Carcinus maenas at Reid State Park, Ft. Popham, and Todd’s Landing.,"
Findings from the Field: Vol. 5, Article 7.
Available at: https://findings.gmri.org/journal/vol5/iss1/7