ADF&G confirms verified expansion of invasive European green crab

Earlier this month the Alaska Department of Fish and Game notified the public of the verified expansion of invasive European green crab distribution in Alaska waters after finding 11 molted carapaces on the shore of Bostwick Inlet, Gravina Island on June 13.

First found in Alaskan waters in July 2022, green crab are considered one of the top 100 worst invasive species globally by the International Union for Conservation and Nature due to their predatory tendencies and their rampant destruction of eelgrass, a vital component of healthy subtidal and intertidal ecosystems.

According to ADF&G Inva...

 

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