Archives for Green Crabs

Coastal Conversations 9/28/18

Producer/Host: Natalie Springuel
Studio Engineer: Amy Browne

Maine clams: what is causing their decline and how do we bring them back?

Why are clams declining? Rising sea temperatures, green crabs, milky ribbon worms.
What does the research show us? Over 99% of settled clams are being eaten (mostly by green crabs) before they reach 1 years old
What can we do about the decline? Options for changing management.

Dr. Brian Beal — Professor of Marine Ecology at the University of Maine at Machias and Director of Research at the Downeast Institute.
Sara Randall — Associate Director of the Downeast Institute
Chad Coffin– Professional Clammer and President of the Maine Clammers Association

Coastal Conversations 2/27/15

Producer/Host: Natalie Springuel
Studio Engineer: Amy Browne

Issue: Maine coastal and ocean issues

Program Topic: Green Crabs: Invasion, Impact and Opportunities

Key Discussion Points:
a) Green crab invasion, how they got here and when
b) What impact are green crabs having on shellfish and other species?
c) What can municipalities and others do about the explosion of green crabs?

Brian Beal: University of Maine at Machias and Downeast Institute for Applied Marine Research and Education, Beals, ME
Bailey Bowden: Penobscot Shellfish Conservation Committee
Hannah Annis: Area Biologist, Maine Department of Marine Resources