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Port Angeles: Introduction to Invasive Green Crabs

February 16, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Photo: Greg C Jensen

Photo: Greg C Jensen

(Port Angeles) Washington’s salt marshes and pocket estuaries are incredibly diverse and productive habitats. Unfortunately, they are also highly threatened by shoreline development, pollution, and now, a potential invader. European green crabs (Carcinus maenas), often listed as one of the world’s worst invasive species, are now poised to enter Washington’s inland waters along the Strait of Juan de Fuca and Puget Sound. This crab has invaded nearly every temperate marine habitat worldwide, and has been found on the outer coast of Washington and Vancouver Island, B.C. since the late 1990s. Locally, they are continuing to expand their range, and recently established a population in Sooke Inlet, west of Victoria – marking their entrance into the Salish Sea.

Join us for an introductory talk about the history and ecology of the green crab invasion, and to learn how you can help protect your local shorelines.

This event is free, but you can make a donation to support the excellent work of our hosts at the Fiero Marine Life Center at the door. Please join un in room 205 of the Landing Mall, between The Smugglers and Outriggers restaurants.

For more information on the WSG Crab Team, visit the program website: wsg.washington.edu/crabteam


February 16, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Jeff Adams and Emily Grason


Landing Mall
115 E Railroad Ave.
Port Angeles, WA 98362 United States
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