The first animal that I want to talk about is the spider crab. The females can grow up to 4 inches from claw to claw when stretched out. The male spider crabs usually grow bigger than the females and can be up to 9 inches from claw to claw. Spider crabs grow by molting. The pinchers and legs of a male spider crab can grow to twice the size of a female crab. Spider crabs eat algae, other dead crabs, and detritus. Spider crabs have poor eyesight so they use sensors on the ends of their legs to taste food as they walk along the bottom of the ocean. They can be found in Entire Bay bottom, rocky shores, harbors, eelgrass beds, and pilings.
Next up we have the Green crab. The green crab is native to the northeast Atlantic Ocean and Baltic Sea, ranging along coasts from northern Africa to Norway and Iceland. They are an invasive species here in Boston. They are actually really bad for our ecosystem. Green crabs eat other crustaceans, such as soft-shell clams and scallops. They can be found at the bottom of bodies of saltwater.
Catch you on the flip side! Vanessa