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Description

Although Parks Canada has removed nearly two million green crabs from Kejimkujik National Park Seaside estuaries in the last decade, our trapping method doesn't enable the capture of the smallest crabs. So we're hitting our shorelines...and hunting for juveniles. We want to know when and where to find juvenile green crabs on Kejimkujik National Park Seaside beaches. Find and collect as many juvenile crabs as possible, measure and sex the crabs, and note site characteristics. We've enlisted the help of local high school students and are piloting crab hunts on two of our beaches: Harbour Rocks and Boyd's Cove.

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Geographic Coverage

Kejimkujik National Park Seaside, Canada

Bounding Coordinates South West [43.822, -64.855], North East [43.84, -64.833]

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 2019-05-15 / 2019-10-21

Project Data

Anecdata is a free online citizen science platform developed by the Community Lab at the MDI Biological Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine. Anecdata is used by hundreds of individuals and organizations to gather and access citizen science observations and provides a platform to easily collect, manage, and share their citizen science data. How Anecdata works: Project managers create projects, creating datasheets that participants fill out to share their observations. Participants join projects and use the Anecdata website or mobile app to share their observations with the project. Project data is now available for anyone to view and download!

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The personnel involved in the project:

Cait Bailey
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Ashley Taylor
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Sampling Methods

We want to know when and where to find juvenile green crabs on Kejimkujik National Park Seaside beaches.

Study Extent Although Parks Canada has removed nearly two million green crabs from Kejimkujik National Park Seaside estuaries in the last decade, our trapping method doesn't enable the capture of the smallest crabs. So we're hitting our shorelines...and hunting for juveniles.

Method step description:

  1. Find and collect as many juvenile crabs as possible, measure and sex the crabs, and note site characteristics. We've enlisted the help of local high school students and are piloting crab hunts on two of our beaches: Harbour Rocks and Boyd's Cove.

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers 8cf1c66e-e0a6-4f86-8981-78274f81ff07
https://doi.org/10.15468/qemv24
https://bison.usgs.gov/ipt/resource?r=green-crab-hunt