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The spatial and temporal distribution, population growth strategies and options for the removal of the invasive shore crab Carcinus maenas in two New Hampshire estuaries

  title={The spatial and temporal distribution, population growth strategies and options for the removal of the invasive shore crab Carcinus maenas in two New Hampshire estuaries},
  author={Beth A. Fulton},
THE SPATIAL AND TEMPORAL DISTRIBUTION, POPULATION GROWTH STRATEGIES AND OPTIONS FOR THE REMOVAL OF THE INVASIVE SHORE CRAB Carcinus maenas IN TWO NEW HAMPSHIRE ESTUARIES by Beth Allison Fulton University of New Hampshire, September, 2011 The spatial and temporal distribution of the green crab, Carcinus maenas, along with various green crab population parameters, were studied in two New Hampshire estuaries over a one-year period from November 2009 to October 2010. Results show that foraging… Expand
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  • B. Cameron, A. Metaxas
  • Geography
  • Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom
  • 2005
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