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Baltimore’s Weather-Predicting Crab Says We’re In For An Early Winter

Will we have a warm fall or an early winter? Baltimore’s own weather-predicting crab is making his prediction.

09/26/2012

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Figures Show Md. Led The Nation In 2011 Crab Catch

Maryland’s crab harvest last year led the nation. That’s according to figures released Wednesday by the National Marine Fisheries Service.

09/19/2012

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Watermen Use Technology To Count Crabs

On the serene Potomac River, Rocky Rice’s crab-pot markers stretched for miles, an orange-dotted rope floating on water that sparkled like jewels under a bright summer sun.

08/26/2012

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Weather Causes Decline In Delmarva Crab Supply

Spring’s crab glut has quickly become summer’s crab shortage. And with crab consumption a summer ritual on Delmarva, crustacean connoisseurs could be in for some disappointment.

07/19/2012

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Environmentalists Try To Determine Gender Ratio Of Crabs

There are new concerns over the Chesapeake Bay crab population. Environmentalists worry that regulations to protect female crabs are causing a sperm shortage from the males.

07/15/2012

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Watermen Report Crab Shortage

Crabbers are reporting a sharp shortage in their catch this season. With the Fourth of July rush on the crustaceans right around the corner, restaurants are scrambling to cover the demand.

06/30/2012

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The Warm Winter May Mean Seafood Sooner

If warm, dry weather feels good to us, we aren’t alone. It’s also been having an impact on crabs and fish in the bay.

04/11/2012

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Warm, Dry Winter Bringing Chesapeake To Life Early

Crabs are crawling early out of the mud in the southern end of the Chesapeake Bay, and that’s only the beginning of changes expected from the warm, dry winter in the nation’s largest estuary.

04/11/2012

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Md. Watermen To Pull More Ghost Pots From Bay

Maryland’s ghost pot retrieval program starts again next month. State officials say watermen have until Friday to apply for work under the program.

02/21/2012

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Md. Scientists Taking Stock Of Crab Population In The Chesapeake Bay

It’s a numbers game that effects livelihoods to dinner tables in Maryland. And right now the count is on.

02/10/2012

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Female Crabs Outnumbering Males May Be A Problem In Chesapeake Bay

Out of the Chesapeake’s many problems, add sexual imbalance. It’s become a real possibility among the bay’s blue crabs.

01/13/2012

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Chesapeake Female Crabs Outnumber Males In Bay

Male crabs have their pick of mates in the Chesapeake Bay.

01/10/2012

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