The Chesapeake Bay Blue Crab: Predators and Prey

Invasive species, areas of low oxygen, and overfishing complicate the already intricate Chesapeake food web for blue crabs. Crabs are made vulnerable by insufficient underwater grasses and marshes that provide habitat and a place to hide from predators. This animated video reveals the varied relationships impacting the lives of this iconic species.

The Bay Needs You

The State of the Bay Report makes it clear that the Bay needs our support now more than ever. Your donation helps the Chesapeake Bay Foundation maintain our momentum toward a restored Bay, rivers, and streams for today and generations to come.

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Do you enjoy working with others to help clean the Chesapeake Bay? Do you have a few hours to spare? Whether growing oysters, planting trees, or advocating for a clean Bay, there are plenty of ways you can contribute.

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