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๐Ÿฆ€ Blue Crab Diet Information and Predator-Prey Relationships

Blue crab zoea are filter feeders that consume both phytoplankton and zooplankton. Megalopae have well developed chelae which are used to capture food in a manner similar to that of adults. Megalopae feed on other planktonic organisms while inhabiting the water column but become opportunistic benthic omnivores after settling to the bottom. The juvenile and …

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๐Ÿฆ€ The Blue Crab Life Cycle

Blue crabs start their lives as tiny zoea, floating in the ocean waters. While growing into the megalopa stage, the crabs drift back into the Chesapeake Bay, where they grow into juvenile crabs and, eventually, adults. The blue crab’s life cycle is also closely related to its migration patterns. Let’s take a closer look at …

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