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.
Is it Chesapeake Bay, Va.?
Mid and South Chesapeake Bay
We have a winner! Impressive.
Send me a mailing address and we’ll send you a mug.
nova scotia to Argentina
That would have to be one really long crab
Crabs in Lake Mattamuskeet get huge!
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.
can I have a mug anyway?
You can purchase as many as you like from our store.