Where can you find giant Blue Crabs?

A crab pickin’ mug to the first reader* that can identify where this blue crab (Calinectes sapidus) came from:

40ml falcon tube and hand shown for scale.

~Southern Fried Scientist

*Post answers in comments. Authors of Deep Sea News and Southern Fried Science Network not eligible. Contest ends 9:00 AM August 19, 2010.


  1. Tyler Dukes · August 18, 2010

    Is it Chesapeake Bay, Va.?

  2. Sharon Homer-Drummond · August 18, 2010

    Mid and South Chesapeake Bay

  3. Kelly Darnell crab expert · August 18, 2010

    Lake Matamuskeet

    • Southern Fried Scientist · August 18, 2010

      We have a winner! Impressive.

      Send me a mailing address and we’ll send you a mug.

  4. casey · August 18, 2010

    nova scotia to Argentina

  5. Southern Fried Scientist · August 18, 2010

    Crabs in Lake Mattamuskeet get huge!

    big crab

    • Chuck · August 18, 2010

      My adviser likes to take his classes down to Mattamuskeet for field trips. It’s a truly bizarre ecosystem thanks to all the canals going in and out of it. When I was there we had one gillnet that had both blue crabs and largemouth bass in it.

  6. patrick · August 18, 2010

    can I have a mug anyway?

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