How do blue crabs get their food?

Answer 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 »

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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 »

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 »

How many blue crabs are in a bushel?

When buying blue crabs by the bushel, customers can specify the desired size of crab. Blue crabs are available in jumbo, large or regular sizes. According to, a bushel of jumbo blue c... Read More »

Do blue crabs migrate?

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 »