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    The blue crabs are considered a big topic to be dealt with in the Chesapeake Bay on the East Coast. Blue crabs are considered a great deal in the Chesapeake Bay for food or produce near Maryland and Virginia, so when scientists discovered that the blue crab numbers have dropped significantly to the point where they can’t sustain themselves anymore, there are works in progress to help bring back the blue crabs before they go extinct. Some people and authors have written debates and arguments about how they feel about the blue crabs and what people should do to preserve them. One example in this specific argument is for people to do a moratorium, or a temporary ban on catching crabs. The argument that people should stop crabbing the Chesapeake…

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    covers the habitat, sunlight will not reach the undersea grasses. As these plants die, the creatures that rely on them are affected (Polluted Runoff) . Blue-green algae affect animal’s livers and nervous systems that can kill them (Nitrogen). Not only are the animal, plants, and ecosystems being affected, but we as humans too. In fact, the State of Maryland urges people not to swim the Bay for a minimum of 48 hours after heavy rain since the Bay water gets saturated with bacteria that can…

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    Essay On Blue Crabs

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    Classification Levels of the Chesapeake Blue Crab Characteristics of Invertebrates in the Class Malacostraca Scientific Name: Callinectes sapidus Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Arthropoda Sub-Phylum: Crustacea Class: Malacostraca Order: Decapoda Family: Portunidae Genus: Callinectes Species: Sapidus Habitat of the Chesapeake Blue Crab The Blue Crab lives in several different locations. A few of these locations are the…

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    Blue Crabs Research Paper

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    The Blue Crabs Promise Summer Excitement For those living in Charles County, MD, one of the greatest summer pastimes is catching The Blue Crabs play a game or two. The Blue Crabs are a minor league baseball team that offer excitement for their fans all year long. The team plays from April through August, which gives residents plenty of time to catch several games. One of the most exciting portions of this season is the addition to roster that was just announced earlier this year, Steve…

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    Evolution by natural selection and predator induced phenotypic plasticity are mechanisms that have been proposed to describe the effect of crab predation on snail shell thickness. Biologist Robin Seeley hypothesized that the periwinkle populations of New England evolved by natural selection as the European green crab was introduced to the area (Seeley, 1986). The three requirements for evolution by natural selection are that there is variation among a population, the variation is partly…

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    are destructive, raising a mighty $120 billion annually in control methods and in loss of environmental resources in the United States; however, Emma Marris, a well known writer that focuses on modern environmentalism provides a different perspective. She challenges the definition of “native” as the world is an ever changing climate estate (Source D). For example, the introduction of the Aldabra tortoise on the islands of Mauritius. The islands lost their own large tortoises, and the fruiting…

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    Gardentown Museum Report

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    located at 10 Art Museum Drive (about a 25 minute drive from downtown). Boasting an excellent Matisse collection, the BMA also has several Picassos and Monets, with its new contemporary wing home to several Andy Warhol works, including his "Last Supper".� Designed by John Russell Pope. who was the architect of the National Gallery in Washington, D.C., the BMA is extremely well laid out. Its Matisse collection was assembled by Baltimore art legends Claribel and Etta Cone, who returned home to…

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    Mud Flats Habitat

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    Mud flats are a vital type of marine habitat that provide several different functions for various marine invertebrates. They provide both permanent and temporary homes to small invertebrates including several species of worms, crabs, snails, and other benthic fauna. These organisms are responsible for the breakdown of organic materials often deposited here, as well as filling the role of prey for many predators that hunt in the shallow waters (Dyer et al., 2000). Mud flats are most often…

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    scallops, five crab legs, and a side of hushpuppies. At Lily Creek General Store, you can buy a large shrimp po boy that more than satisfies your appetite. Lily Creek is really truly a general store, they sell everything form ice cream to hunting knives, and their shop also doubles as a restaurant. This little store provides you with all the necessities: tooth paste, milk, fishing rods, knives, hats, ice cream. And on top of that there is no end to the good food, pancakes truly the size of a…

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    Crab Hole As I walked along the road, excitement coursing through me, I started to get closer to the beach. I took in everything around me, the sand already digging into my feet, the mountain in the distance, covered with lush green trees and full of vibrant colorful flowers. I could smell the scent of salt in the air, watching the rolling waves of blue, clear water. I breathed in the fresh air and said to myself, ”This is what Hawaii smells like.” This was because I was in Hawaii. My whole…

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