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Changes in Abundance of the Green Crab, Carcinus Maenas (L.), in Relation to Recent Temperature Changes. 1968

@inproceedings{Welch1968ChangesIA,
  title={Changes in Abundance of the Green Crab, Carcinus Maenas (L.), in Relation to Recent Temperature Changes. 1968},
  author={Walter R. Welch},
  year={1968}
}
Trap catches, shore surveys, and fishermen's reports demonstrated that declining abundance of green crabs in northern New England was associated with particularly cold winters and a cooling trend in the water. Since the mid-1950's, the once great abundance of green crabs In northeastern Maine has declined to a scarcity or total absence. Abundance in southwestern Maine and In Massachusetts has 8uctuated widely, and moderate abundance in Rhode Island decreased consistently through 1959. Mass… 

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