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European Green Crab: Will they be the next aquatic invasive species in Alaska?

Ketchikan, Alaska, United States

As ocean temperatures trend warmer than average, green crab larvae dispersed in ocean currents from more southern latitudes will find more suitable habitat along the Alaska coast. Recently, adult green crabs have been detected in Skidegate Inlet on Haida Gwaii, British Columbia, and larval crabs have been found in Prince Rupert, both less than 100 miles south of Ketchikan.

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European Green Crab
European Green Crab has five spines on either side of its head.