The most common species we caught were green crabs, at both AABH and The Children’s Museum. Green crabs get their names from the 5 spikes on the top of their shell, as many of us noted this week. They are said to have been first found in southwest New Brunswick in 1951, in Canadian waters. Green crabs are omnivores, meaning that they eat both plants and other animals. They grow up to 10 centimeters, and are around that size when they’re adults. Although the name blatantly says green, these crabs can actually be green, yellow, or even red! (https://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/species-especes/profiles-profils/europeangreencrab-crabevert-eng.html)
We also caught Skate as well. Skate are flat-bodied fish and are part of the “Ray” family, which is why they look like stingray— and also why kids get so excited and scream “I caught a stingray!!” Skate eat a lot of bottom dwelling animals, which include shrimp, crab, oysters, clams and other invertebrates as well. They are found in most parts of the world, from tropical to near-Arctic waters and from the shallows to depths of more than 2,700 metes. (https://www.britannica.com/animal/skate-fish)
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This week was really fun with all of my new and old friends! I can’t wait to catch more crabs and teach more kids how to fish!
See you next week!!