What role do blue crabs play in the culture, economy and ecosystem of the Chesapeake Bay?
Why are blue crabs important to the Chesapeake Bay? Bruce Vogt from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) explains the iconic crustacean’s economic, ecologic and gastronomic value. Learn more about blue crabs in the Chesapeake Bay Program’s online Field Guide.
- Produced by Matt Rath
- Music/Audio: "A Moment of Jazz" by Ancelin
Could blue crabs weather a changing climate?
Scientists study the impact of warmer water and ocean acidification on blue crabs
From the Field: Winter dredge survey counts Chesapeake Bay crabs
Counting blue crabs in the Chesapeake Bay allows fisheries managers to set harvest limits for the upcoming year.