From an email by Randal to the Shoreline Group on July 25.
This story of the European green crab has been in the news lately because it is sneaking up through the Salish Sea area. According to the DFO:
“The European Green Crab is one of the ten most unwanted species in the world. This small coastal crab, which is highly resilient, competes for prey and has the potential to upset the overall balance of the marine ecosystem.”
This is something our group can keep an eye out for in local eelgrass beds. If you see it, DFO wants it reported by email to AISPACIFIC@dfo-mpo.gc.ca.
Here is a CBC story on it:
And here is the DFO page on it: