How do blue crabs reproduce?

Answer The blue crab, scientifically known as Callinectes sapidus, lives for approximately three years. This crustacean reaches maturity around 12 to 18 months of age, at which time it is able to mate and... 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 does the great blue heron reproduce?

When it is time to mate, male blue herons journey to the breeding grounds where they either claim and reinforce an existing nest or build a new one. Female herons then arrive to choose a mate. The ... 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 »