Acoustic Tags Reveal Dungeness Crab Ranges; Research May Inform Management, Offshore Energy Siting
Dungeness crab is Oregon’s leading commercial seafood product, bringing in an estimated $75 million in 2018, yet little is known about how far crabs will venture in search of food.
Oregon State University marine ecologist Sarah Henkel is hoping to change that. Last year, she and a colleague from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration glued acoustic tags onto several legal-sized Dungeness crabs near the mouth of the Columbia River and off of Cape Falcon, then deployed acoustic receivers ...
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