Green Crab Studies

Occurrence
Latest version published by The Community Environmental Health Laboratory at MDI Biological Laboratory on Jan 17, 2024 The Community Environmental Health Laboratory at MDI Biological Laboratory

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Description

About this project The European Green Crab (Carcinus maenas) population is booming in Maine! With a lack of predators, this invasive species is destroying eelgrass beds and damaging fisheries across the state. More information on green crab population dynamics and movements are needed for researchers and scientists to develop effective mitigation efforts across the State of Maine. Help researchers, fishermen, scientists, and chefs build the Green Crab Project database! Add your green crab population and/or general presence data here. Contact the Community Lab, at CEHL@mdibl.org for detailed protocols. Choose which method you plan to use: Quadrats Traps Transects Please report: What was your sampling method What kind of trap you used (if you used a trap) How many crabs you have found with carapace size and designation as male, female, or female with eggs Any additional notes you might have

Data Records

The data in this occurrence resource has been published as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A), which is a standardized format for sharing biodiversity data as a set of one or more data tables. The core data table contains 1,784 records.

1 extension data tables also exist. An extension record supplies extra information about a core record. The number of records in each extension data table is illustrated below.

Occurrence (core)
1784
Multimedia 
1784

This IPT archives the data and thus serves as the data repository. The data and resource metadata are available for download in the downloads section. The versions table lists other versions of the resource that have been made publicly available and allows tracking changes made to the resource over time.

Versions

The table below shows only published versions of the resource that are publicly accessible.

How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Taylor A, Farrell A, Dorn N, Disney J, Bailey C, Garretson A (2024). Green Crab Studies. Version 1.2. The Community Environmental Health Laboratory at MDI Biological Laboratory. Occurrence dataset. https://ipt.gbif.us/resource?r=cehl-green-crab&v=1.2

Rights

Researchers should respect the following rights statement:

The publisher and rights holder of this work is The Community Environmental Health Laboratory at MDI Biological Laboratory. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY 4.0) License.

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 630f5cde-5706-42f5-8d26-a1ad0028478e.  The Community Environmental Health Laboratory at MDI Biological Laboratory publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by U.S. Geological Survey.

Keywords

Occurrence; Observation

Contacts

Ashley Taylor
  • Originator
  • Point Of Contact
Community Manager
MDI Biological Laboratory
159 Old Bar Harbor Rd.
Bar Harbor
ME
US
Anna Farrell
  • Originator
Former Community Environmental Health Laboratory Manager
MDI Biological Institute
159 Old Bar Harbor Rd
Bar Harbor
ME
US
Nathan Dorn
  • Originator
AmeriCorps Environmental Steward
Maine Conservation Corps
Jane Disney
  • Originator
  • Point Of Contact
Associate Professor of Environmental Health
MDI Biological Laboratory
159 Old Bar Harbor Rd.
04609 Bar Harbor
ME
US
Cait Bailey
  • Originator
  • Point Of Contact
Systems Developer
MDI Biological Laboratory
159 Old Bar Harbor Rd.
04609 Bar Harbor
ME
US
Alexis Garretson
  • Metadata Provider
  • Originator
  • USER
  • Point Of Contact
Community Environmental Health Laboratory Manager
MDI Biological Laboratory
159 Old Bar Harbor Rd.
04609 Bar Harbor
ME
US
Community Environmental Health Laboratory
  • Point Of Contact
Community Environmental Health Laboratory
MDI Biological Laboratory
159 Old Bar Harbor Rd.
04609 Bar Harbor
ME
US

Geographic Coverage

Bar Harbor, Maine

Bounding Coordinates South West [44.143, -68.678], North East [44.461, -68.133]

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 2014-05-06 / 2022-07-14

Sampling Methods

Add your green crab population and/or general presence data here. Contact the Community Lab, at CEHL@mdibl.org for detailed protocols. Choose which method you plan to use: Quadrats Traps Transects Please report: What was your sampling method What kind of trap you used (if you used a trap) How many crabs you have found with carapace size and designation as male, female, or female with eggs Any additional notes you might have

Study Extent About this project The European Green Crab (Carcinus maenas) population is booming in Maine! With a lack of predators, this invasive species is destroying eelgrass beds and damaging fisheries across the state. More information on green crab population dynamics and movements are needed for researchers and scientists to develop effective mitigation efforts across the State of Maine. Help researchers, fishermen, scientists, and chefs build the Green Crab Project database!

Method step description:

  1. Add your green crab population and/or general presence data here. Contact the Community Lab, at CEHL@mdibl.org for detailed protocols. Choose which method you plan to use: Quadrats Traps Transects Please report: What was your sampling method What kind of trap you used (if you used a trap) How many crabs you have found with carapace size and designation as male, female, or female with eggs Any additional notes you might have

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers 630f5cde-5706-42f5-8d26-a1ad0028478e
https://ipt.gbif.us/resource?r=cehl-green-crab