Do blue crabs migrate?

Answer According to the New York Department of Environmental Conservation, blue crabs migrate between areas of high and low salinity in estuaries. The crabs have paddle-shaped back legs that help them swi... Read More »

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What Are Blue Crabs?

The Chesapeake or Atlantic blue crab (Callinectes sapidus) is a member of arthropods, a large group that consists of crabs, shrimp, lobsters, krill, crayfish and barnacles. Blue crabs live in the w... Read More »

What do blue crabs eat?

Blue crabs are omnivores. They eat shrimp, oysters, clams, fish, snails, worms, plants and other crabs, according to the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources and marine biologists from th... Read More »

Do blue crabs keep after death?

Like most shellfish, blue crabs do not keep after death. You should never cook a dead crab. You can keep them chilled and alive for several days after catching them. Once the crab is cooked, the me... Read More »

How do blue crabs get their food?

Blue crabs naturally reside throughout the western Atlantic Ocean from Nova Scotia to Argentina, according to the Smithsonian Marine Station at Fort Pierce. Blue crabs will eat a variety of differe... Read More »