At my site in July, I noticed two very commonly caught species of crab which are green crab and spider crabs. Green crabs are actually an extremely invasive species to our harbor. They eat many different aquatic animals such as clams, oysters, mussels, small fish and more and with such a large diet selection, they are also competitors for food with other animals in the harbor. These crabs can be found all across the world at rocky beaches and usually range from 2.5-4 inches in width.
The other animal i’ve seen a lot of is spider crabs. Spider crabs are generally nice but intimidating looking animals. They have the longest legs out of all arthropods. These crabs usually eat shellfish, dead aquatic animals and plants surrounding them. Their leg span alone can be 3.3 to 3.9 feet long. These crabs are also unable to swim.
For the month of July, I worked at our all access site. Tuesday-Thursday we would spend our day on one of the Boston harbour islands showing children different things to do on the island and helping to lead activities. My favorite thing to do is fish with the kids and see how excited they are when they’ve caught something.
Even though i’m going to miss being at all access with my friends and getting to see the amazing Boston harbor islands, im excited to see what my new site will bring.