The Blue Crab in North Carolina
North Carolina State 

Postlarval or 
Megalopal Stage Blue Crab

The Blue Crab in NC HomepageGeneral Information PageLife History of the Blue Crab Fishery Simulations Research Lesson Plans Other Resources, including Library and Internet Resources

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    The Blue Crab in North Carolina

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    This home page provides information on the fishery and population trends, life history and current research on the blue crab (Callinectes sapidus) in North Carolina. There are also interactive computer simulations that demonstrate how weather patterns and wind-forcing influence population fluctuations of the blue crab, an interactive, mutliple-choice quiz to test your knowledge, a series of three lesson plans for teachers, web-based links to other sources of information on the blue crab, and a forum for the presentation and discussion of ideas on the blue crab. Funding for the development of this web-page was provided by the National Science Foundation and NC Sea Grant.

    Your comments and input are welcome. Please contact:

    Dr. David Eggleston
    Department of Marine, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
    North Carolina State University
    Raleigh, NC 27695-8208, (919) 515-7840 (O), 515-7802 (FAX)

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