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    Dead crabs in White Rock

    Went for a birthday picnic with Mrs. to White rock yesterday.

    Does anyone know why there is such mortality of small to medium-size crabs there? Lots of carcasses around.

    Sure a lot of people digging clams at the low tide line too.

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    Re: Dead crabs in White Rock

    Are they bodies or molted shells? There has been some really low tides during mid day. Perhaps some have been trapped and baked by the sun.

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    Re: Dead crabs in White Rock

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    Re: Dead crabs in White Rock

    Jazzy or Pemby Mess will KNOW ! RJ
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    Re: Dead crabs in White Rock

    Crabs seem to be molting right now, probably just the cast off shells

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    Re: Dead crabs in White Rock

    Quote Originally Posted by Fella View Post
    Crabs seem to be molting right now, probably just the cast off shells
    No, believe me, I know crabs. They were actual bodies with the shells on and off, guts exposed, getting picked at by seagulls.

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    Re: Dead crabs in White Rock

    They probably choked on toilet paper
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    Re: Dead crabs in White Rock

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    Re: Dead crabs in White Rock

    were they undersized in a small local area or all different sizes and all over the place?

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    Re: Dead crabs in White Rock

    They were on average all about 4 to 5-inch across the shell and scattered mostly in the eel grass at the low tide edge.

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