Important facts about the blue crab

Published: Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 12:00 PM.

Considering the blue crab’s importance both ecologically and commercially, we need to take care that pollution, habitat destruction, watershed development and over-harvesting don’t damage this Florida resource as has happened in Chesapeake Bay. Crab cakes sound good for dinner tonight.

Tom Baird has been a fisheries biologist, high school and community college teacher (oceanography and microbiology), director of a science and environmental center, teacher of science and principal in Pinellas County as well as an educational consultant. He retired from the Florida Department of Education and he and his wife divide their time between Tallahassee and Cape San Blas.

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