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.

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