Carolina Biological OSE – April 2024

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NSTA Daily Do: Why Does the Green Crab Love Climate Change? Collection


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Resources in “NSTA Daily Do: Why Does the Green Crab Love Climate Change?” Collection

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1 Our Beautiful Planet

Our Beautiful Planet is a series of compelling 5-to-7-minute science films highlighting the cutting edge research that climate scientists are doing to solve some of the world’s most pressing issues. NSTA and Kikim Media have partnered to launch these films and this collection of classroom-ready lesson plans that highlight the science and engineering practices scientists use to explain the phenomena of climate.

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2 The Future of Shellfish (Our Beautiful Planet)

Marine physiologist Markus Frederich is finding that while some sea creatures, like the lobster, seem to be climate change losers, others, like the green crab, appear to be winners. Markus and his students show us how and why.

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3 Global Invasive Species Database

This is the source of the green crab wanted poster used in the lesson.

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4 Diagram of the approximate natural & invasive range of the crab Carcinus maenas Web Page
5 Green Crabs (Downeast Institute)

Invasive Green Crabs, Carcinus maenas, have been negatively affecting one of Maine’s most valuable fisheries, soft-shell clams, as seawater temperatures have risen over the past 40 years. DEI has been studying the impacts of green crabs on soft-shell clams for 30 years.

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6 European green crab in Puget Sound

An invasive crab species is starting to appear across the Salish Sea. Learn how a broad collaboration of volunteers, agencies, and tribes is working together to keep the crabs at bay in Washington State.

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7 ANS Task Force: European Green Crab Web Page
8 The Quiet Invasion: A Guide to the invasive species of the Galveston Bay area

European green crab

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9 Green Crabs Invading Maine Mudflats (video) Web Page