๐Ÿฆ€ Common Blue Crab Diseases

Below are some of the most common diseases affecting blue crabs around the world. VIBRIO PARAHEMOLYTICUS Effects blood and nerve cells and can be fatal to crabs in 72 hours. Found in Chincoteague and Chesapeake bays. Several species of Vibrio have been identified from blue crabs. In 1978 cholera outbreak in Louisiana was attributed to …

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๐Ÿฆ€ Blue Crab Mating & Reproduction in Chesapeake Bay

Blue crabs in Chesapeake Bay may take up to 18 months to reach maturity, depending on the water temperature and the length of the season. Mating takes place in waters which are not high in salt content from June through October. It generally occurs in areas chosen by the female crab and in usually shallow …

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