Blue Crab Tagging – by The Reserve

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2017-05-09
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Mission-Aransas National Estuarine Research Reserve
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Our researchers are working with the University of Southern Mississippi, crabbers, and organizations across the Gulf of Mexico to tag mature female blue crabs. By tagging and releasing female blue crabs, researchers are able to gain a better understanding of when and where these crabs are migrating and spawning. Resource managers, like Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, can use the new information to help sustain blue crab populations. To find out more about this project, visit: www.crabtags.org
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