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Green Crabs

First spotted in Oregon in the late 1990’s, the green crab is a non-native species threatening Oregon’s central coast. Green crabs have a history of habitat destruction in other parts of the world. The are aggressive predators and can have a significant impact on native clams and mollusks. Although not yet a serious problem in Oregon, scientists are researching the habits of the crabs to help develop management solutions.

First Broadcast: 2007
Producer: Jim Newman

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Bird Flu; Green Crabs; Borax Lake Chub; Mickey Hot Springs Photo Essay

Oregon Field Guide: Episode #1808
Original Broadcast: February 1, 2007