Crab Team Reports


Scientific Publication: Larval Dispersal

June 2019 –  Elizabeth Brasseale, graduate student at UW Oceanography, used computer models of the ocean to help learn how green crab larvae could be moving into and around the Salish Sea.

Citation: Brasseale E, Grason EW, McDonald PS, Adams J, MacCready P (2019) Larval transport modeling support for identifying population sources of European green crab in the Salish Sea. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12237-019-00586-2 Estuaries and Coasts. Vol 42: 1586-1599. DOI:


EPA Project Report – Phase 2

December 2018 – The 2018 season of Crab Team was funded by the US Environmental Protection Agency under assistance agreement PC 00J90701 to Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. This document provides the final report and deliverables of the project, including a summary of findings from 2018.


2018 Summary

December 2018 – A visual summary of monthly monitoring efforts and observations during the 2018 monitoring season.


Scientific Publication: Range Expansion

January 2018 – Crab Team’s first peer-reviewed publication, documenting the first European green crab confirmed on the Salish Sea shorelines of Washington State.

Citation: Grason EW, PS McDonald, J Adams, K Litle, JK Apple, A Pleus (2018) Citizen science program detects range expansion of the globally invasive European green crab in Washington State (USA)Management of Biological Invasions. Vol 9 (1): 39-47. DOI:https://doi.org/10.3391/mbi.2018.9.1.04


2017 Summary

January 2018 – A visual summary of volunteer efforts and observations during the 2017 monitoring season and showing program growth since the 2015 launch.


EPA Project Report – Phase 1

January 2017 – The first two years of Crab Team were funded by the US Environmental Protection Agency under assistance agreement PC 00J29801 to Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. This document provides the final report and deliverables of the project, including a summary of findings from the first two years of the project, 2015 – 2016.


2016 Summary

A visual summary of volunteer efforts and data gathered during the 2016 monitoring season. This was Crab Team’s first full season of monitoring (April – September), and the first year European green crab was captured in Washington’s inland waters.


2015 Summary

2015 Crab Team Results Thumbnail A visual summary of volunteer efforts and data gathered during Crab Team’s pilot season of monitoring, from August to September 2015.